Microsoft Office 2003 Editions: Overview of Developer TechnologiesSeptember 2004
Appendix 1. Solution Guidance
This section provides guidance as to which technologies may be more appropriate for specific development scenarios. Some information is directional though there is no commitment that Microsoft deliver such functionality or in the form described.
Table 2. Scenario-based solutions
Allow user to search corporate information sources while using Office
When using Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Recommend Research Services. For informational or copy/paste purposes primarily. It is a simple, yet elegant Web service implementation, accessible by the user at any time through the task pane.
If there is a need to tie information together from multiple back-end systems, you can use Information Bridge Framework to aggregate the information. Then, you can build a Research service as a front-end service to these Information Bridge Framework Web services.
When using Word, Excel, Outlook
Recommend Information Bridge Framework, if an organization is:
Already investing in an Information Bridge Framework infrastructure
Interested in giving users actions to execute against back-end data
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