OfficeXP Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft announced today that the next version of its popular office suite, officially named OfficeXP, has been released to manufacturers. A slew of new features has been adding, including the new SharePoint system which allows users to share information on private Web pages built directly through Office.

A new "Smart Tag" system enhances Office by recognizing when users enter certain keywords that will trigger events in the software. For example, if the user types a name that is in their Outlook address book Word might prompt them to see if they would like to grab the person's address.

Perhaps one of the greatest improvements in OfficeXP is the automatic save on crash. According to developers, Office will now automatically save your work on the event of a crash, so that no data is lost. Senior VP of Office Steven Sinofsky told reports that OfficeXP is the most stable version of Office ever released.

Sinofsky also told reporters "This is the most significant Office product released because the breadth of customer solutions we are delivering in this product exceeds any previous version of Office, and the innovations we are making will truly enhance the way people work and communicate."

For more information, read about OfficeXP over at Microsoft.

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