A White Paper on SharePoint server and Office suite integration - Collaboration without compromise - SharePoint and Office 2010 is available from the SharePoint 2010 Benefits Overview page. This paper describes how the 2010, 2007, and 2003 versions of Office work together with the 2010, 2007, and 2003 versions of SharePoint technologies. Main focus though is on the integration features of the Microsoft Office 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
The scenarios outlined in this paper show examples along with screenshots of how the SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications integrate to deliver rich, intuitive, and easy-to-use capabilities to users. The scenarios cover the following value areas:
- Collaboration Without Compromise
- Bring Ideas to Life
- Anywhere Access
- The Practical IT Platform
If you are looking for a feature level comparison in a tabular format, you can refer to the appendices section at the end.
- Appendix A: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Different Versions of Microsoft Office (2010, 2007, 2003)
- Appendix B: Microsoft Office 2010 with Different Versions of Microsoft SharePoint (2010, 2007, 2003)
The paper concludes that to realize the best user experience with Office and SharePoint integration features, organizations should upgrade client programs to Office Professional Plus 2010 and server technologies to SharePoint 2010.