Best uses of Office XP for small business

Microsoft Office XP is the newest version of Office and includes many enhancements. This technical article describes how to effectively plan for and deploy Office XP on a Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 network.

In this final part of this technical article series there will be information

on finding additional resources for Office XP.

Finding additional resources

There are many resources available to help you use and maintain Office XP. See, and the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit at or

Office XP Service Packs. Office XP service packs address issues that customers have with existing Office installations. These service packs can be applied to modify the existing administrative installation on the Small Business Server. Users can reinstall Office with the new service pack on their client computers.

Resources for Customizing Office XP. The Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit has many easy-to-use tools that allow you to customize Office XP. These tools enable you to manage customizations to Office XP for the entire network.

Building Solutions. Office XP has made it easy to develop rich solutions for collaboration, workflow, data management, and the Web. Resources to help with the development are available at

Multilingual Features. If Office XP is being deployed in a multi-language environment, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit.

Security. Office XP provides many security enhancements. To learn about customizing security settings for Office, see the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit.

User Training. See, or to learn about resources for using Office XP, including books, how-to articles, live training, and newsgroups.


The planning and deployment of Office XP onto Small Business Server networks can be facilitated using this paper. Focus has been placed on simplicity in order to provide a satisfactory deployment experience to the small business consultant and to the end customer. Small Business Server 2000 has made it easy to deploy the new Office XP.

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