Microsoft rebrands Office for enterprise

Thanks Cold of WiNBETA for this one. Microsoft on Monday plans to rebrand its flagship productivity suite "Office System," as the company attempts to reposition the product as a base around which businesses build custom solutions.

As previously reported, concurrent with the rebranding, Microsoft officially launched Office 2003 Beta 2, which will be available to about a half million beta testers and businesses. Microsoft mailed the software late last week to the 12,000 people that tested Beta 1, which was released in October. Microsoft plans to ship Office System during the summer.

As part of the rebranding, Microsoft is adding Office to the name of the individual applications. For example, Word 2003 would now be called Office Word 2003 or Outlook 2003 would be Office Outlook 2003. Office System represent the brand covering the whole family products, which includes Office 2003, Publisher and Visio, among other desktop software.

News source: c|net

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