Microsoft Office Logo – Microsoft Office is the office suite of the U.S. company Microsoft for the operating systems Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X . For different tasks are different suites available, which differ in the components included, the price and licensing.
Microsoft’s Office suites take in the U.S. and in Europe a dominant position; the components of Word , Excel , PowerPoint , Access , and Outlook form in today’s office environments, the de facto standard in their respective fields of application and have formerly competing products such as the word processor WordPerfect , the spreadsheet Quattro Pro and 1-2-3 and Symphony , as well as the database management system Paradox displaced. The biggest competitor to Microsoft’s Office suite make OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice is that depending on the study holds a market share between 5% and 19%, .
The HTML editor, FrontPage , which is released for Windows, was the world’s best selling software in its market segment and the premium version of MS Office 2000, XP and 2003 included. Nevertheless, the development in 2003 was set. “Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007″ took over in MS Office 2007 similar functions, but requires a SharePoint server requires. In the fall of 2007 joined Microsoft Expression Web Microsoft FrontPage to succeed at. Under Wine , a compatibility layer for example, Linux can not currently (as of mid 2010), versions 2000 through 2007 at least install with “Silver” status, the same is true for most individual applications, at least in the versions 2000 and 2007. status ” Silver does “nearly perfect work productively in an insignificant minor limitations.