Close integration of Windows SharePoint Services with Microsoft Office Client(s) for authoring, publishing, organizing, and finding information helps users get up to speed quickly. Integration with Office Client applications make it easy for users to get up to speed quickly by providing integration with familiar productivity tools found in the Microsoft Office system—users can create workspaces, post and edit documents, and view and update calendars on SharePoint sites, all while working within Microsoft Office system files and programs. Users can track work and tasks more easily with enhanced integration with Office Outlook 2007 that helps users organize calendars, tasks, contact lists, discussion boards, and meetings.
Office 2007 SharePoint Servers has significantly enhanced document management and related workflow feature including Document Information Panel and Document Action Bar.
The Document Information Panel makes editing document properties an integral part of the Office document authoring experience. InfoPanel encourages users to enter and update the properties associated with each type of business document.
The Document Action Bar in Office 2007 client applications tells users that the current document is governed by a business policy or workflow and what action they are expected to take.