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merge the office suite into one single componentised application

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Celcius, May 14, 2010.

  1. Celcius

    Celcius Flightless Bird

    How many people get fed up with switching between outlook, excel, word,
    visio, one note, project and a many other MS applications to get your
    desired result?

    Office is in desperate need (IMHO) of a rewrite in a more .net friendly
    manner anyway so ditch the product ande write one single product (Office)
    which is complete package which calls all the features of the other
    applications to do whatever you need.
    An interface somewhere between outlook and one note allowing the user to
    create projects and sub projects that have numerous pages. Your home section
    would effectively be an outlook style area which managed not only your
    emails, appointments and tasks but also your documents and projects.

    Documents (or perhaps pages would be a better term) would be managed in a
    onenote style with workbooks, section headers and tabs, these would just hold
    containers which can be nested in any way. Similar to the visual studio ide
    you would have a toolbox of components which you could drag and drop on your
    page.

    You could enter, manipulate and format text and images using a word object
    and / or drop a spreadsheet onto the page to use either just as an easily
    formattable table (does anyone else hate MS Words tables) or to use as a
    spreadsheet, eitherway Excels functions would be available to add
    calculations to your table with ease. You could drop a visio control on and
    off you go creating flow charts etc or drop a project tracker control on and
    start using MS Project style gannt charts to track progress. Add a task,
    appointment or email to a page and have it entered into your outlook section
    automatically.
    Options to have your pages formatted to print page sizes (Letter / A4 etc)
    or just be controlled by the content on them like onenote pages.
    Options to host pages or projects in sharepoint and exchange shared folders
    as well as office live workplaces and Live spaces.

    WPF is the perfect tool to write this in and it would enable third party
    plugins to be written easily.

    I know much of this is possible in several MS Apps but why not stop making
    us fight with ourselves over which tool is best for the given project at hand
    and let us use them all in one place seamlessly.

    MS still get to sell all the different flavours of office but intead of more
    or less applications ist more or less plugins which would potentially be a
    better way of selling the other more obscure MS applications.

    Im a project manager for an ERP comapny and I do a lot of R&D on how we can
    leverage new MS technologies to our advantage, I spend my life torn between
    MS Project, Onenote and Outlook and get frustrated that I can't settle in one
    of them and that the integration between them is poor in most cases to say
    the least.

    As an example in MS Project my items should be automatically added to my
    outlook calendar and task list (outlook task deadlines should also be in my
    outlook calendar too) and changing them in either app should change them in
    both. Onenote lets you pull in appointments but if you edit them it doesn't
    reflect in outlook. Formatting tools in excel should be as good as the ones
    in word and tables in word should be as easy to use as a spreadsheet. Visio
    flow charts almost always accompany other documents rather than stand alone
    so they should be embedded in my documents not managed seperately. Oh and
    just as an aside how about allowing linked tasks in outlook!

    Anyone still awake thanks for listening!

    p.s MS I'm available to manage the project if you want :)

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  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    ROFLMAO!

    "Celcius" <Celcius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:47CA8E99-633B-477B-9868-45E3E6E66F6C@microsoft.com...
    : How many people get fed up with switching between outlook, excel, word,
    : visio, one note, project and a many other MS applications to get your
    : desired result?
    :
    : Office is in desperate need (IMHO) of a rewrite in a more .net friendly
    : manner anyway so ditch the product ande write one single product (Office)
    : which is complete package which calls all the features of the other
    : applications to do whatever you need.
    : An interface somewhere between outlook and one note allowing the user to
    : create projects and sub projects that have numerous pages. Your home
    section
    : would effectively be an outlook style area which managed not only your
    : emails, appointments and tasks but also your documents and projects.
    :
    : Documents (or perhaps pages would be a better term) would be managed in a
    : onenote style with workbooks, section headers and tabs, these would just
    hold
    : containers which can be nested in any way. Similar to the visual studio
    ide
    : you would have a toolbox of components which you could drag and drop on
    your
    : page.
    :
    : You could enter, manipulate and format text and images using a word object
    : and / or drop a spreadsheet onto the page to use either just as an easily
    : formattable table (does anyone else hate MS Words tables) or to use as a
    : spreadsheet, eitherway Excels functions would be available to add
    : calculations to your table with ease. You could drop a visio control on
    and
    : off you go creating flow charts etc or drop a project tracker control on
    and
    : start using MS Project style gannt charts to track progress. Add a task,
    : appointment or email to a page and have it entered into your outlook
    section
    : automatically.
    : Options to have your pages formatted to print page sizes (Letter / A4 etc)
    : or just be controlled by the content on them like onenote pages.
    : Options to host pages or projects in sharepoint and exchange shared
    folders
    : as well as office live workplaces and Live spaces.
    :
    : WPF is the perfect tool to write this in and it would enable third party
    : plugins to be written easily.
    :
    : I know much of this is possible in several MS Apps but why not stop making
    : us fight with ourselves over which tool is best for the given project at
    hand
    : and let us use them all in one place seamlessly.
    :
    : MS still get to sell all the different flavours of office but intead of
    more
    : or less applications ist more or less plugins which would potentially be a
    : better way of selling the other more obscure MS applications.
    :
    : Im a project manager for an ERP comapny and I do a lot of R&D on how we
    can
    : leverage new MS technologies to our advantage, I spend my life torn
    between
    : MS Project, Onenote and Outlook and get frustrated that I can't settle in
    one
    : of them and that the integration between them is poor in most cases to say
    : the least.
    :
    : As an example in MS Project my items should be automatically added to my
    : outlook calendar and task list (outlook task deadlines should also be in
    my
    : outlook calendar too) and changing them in either app should change them
    in
    : both. Onenote lets you pull in appointments but if you edit them it
    doesn't
    : reflect in outlook. Formatting tools in excel should be as good as the
    ones
    : in word and tables in word should be as easy to use as a spreadsheet.
    Visio
    : flow charts almost always accompany other documents rather than stand
    alone
    : so they should be embedded in my documents not managed seperately. Oh and
    : just as an aside how about allowing linked tasks in outlook!
    :
    : Anyone still awake thanks for listening!
    :
    : p.s MS I'm available to manage the project if you want :)
    :
    : ----------------
    : This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    : suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    : Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
    this
    : link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    : click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    :
    :
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...-45e3e6e66f6c&dg=microsoft.public.office.misc
     
  3. JoAnn Paules

    JoAnn Paules Flightless Bird

    have a great idea too that's sort of similar.

    I think we carry too many cards in our wallet. Credit cards, membership
    cards, grocery store card, medical insurance cards, Social Security cards,
    etc. I think we need one card that does it all. Stop at the gas station and
    insert your omnicard to pay for it. Go to the doctor and they can read your
    medical insurance info on the omnicard. And maybe while they're at it, just
    put your medical history on that card. Get points at the grocery store on
    your card. Eat at your favorite restaurant and store your points on your
    card.

    Think of the omnicard as a Swiss Army multi-tool that you can keep in your
    wallet.


    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "Celcius" <Celcius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:47CA8E99-633B-477B-9868-45E3E6E66F6C@microsoft.com...
    > How many people get fed up with switching between outlook, excel, word,
    > visio, one note, project and a many other MS applications to get your
    > desired result?
    >
    > Office is in desperate need (IMHO) of a rewrite in a more .net friendly
    > manner anyway so ditch the product ande write one single product (Office)
    > which is complete package which calls all the features of the other
    > applications to do whatever you need.
    > An interface somewhere between outlook and one note allowing the user to
    > create projects and sub projects that have numerous pages. Your home
    > section
    > would effectively be an outlook style area which managed not only your
    > emails, appointments and tasks but also your documents and projects.
    >
    > Documents (or perhaps pages would be a better term) would be managed in a
    > onenote style with workbooks, section headers and tabs, these would just
    > hold
    > containers which can be nested in any way. Similar to the visual studio
    > ide
    > you would have a toolbox of components which you could drag and drop on
    > your
    > page.
    >
    > You could enter, manipulate and format text and images using a word object
    > and / or drop a spreadsheet onto the page to use either just as an easily
    > formattable table (does anyone else hate MS Words tables) or to use as a
    > spreadsheet, eitherway Excels functions would be available to add
    > calculations to your table with ease. You could drop a visio control on
    > and
    > off you go creating flow charts etc or drop a project tracker control on
    > and
    > start using MS Project style gannt charts to track progress. Add a task,
    > appointment or email to a page and have it entered into your outlook
    > section
    > automatically.
    > Options to have your pages formatted to print page sizes (Letter / A4 etc)
    > or just be controlled by the content on them like onenote pages.
    > Options to host pages or projects in sharepoint and exchange shared
    > folders
    > as well as office live workplaces and Live spaces.
    >
    > WPF is the perfect tool to write this in and it would enable third party
    > plugins to be written easily.
    >
    > I know much of this is possible in several MS Apps but why not stop making
    > us fight with ourselves over which tool is best for the given project at
    > hand
    > and let us use them all in one place seamlessly.
    >
    > MS still get to sell all the different flavours of office but intead of
    > more
    > or less applications ist more or less plugins which would potentially be a
    > better way of selling the other more obscure MS applications.
    >
    > Im a project manager for an ERP comapny and I do a lot of R&D on how we
    > can
    > leverage new MS technologies to our advantage, I spend my life torn
    > between
    > MS Project, Onenote and Outlook and get frustrated that I can't settle in
    > one
    > of them and that the integration between them is poor in most cases to say
    > the least.
    >
    > As an example in MS Project my items should be automatically added to my
    > outlook calendar and task list (outlook task deadlines should also be in
    > my
    > outlook calendar too) and changing them in either app should change them
    > in
    > both. Onenote lets you pull in appointments but if you edit them it
    > doesn't
    > reflect in outlook. Formatting tools in excel should be as good as the
    > ones
    > in word and tables in word should be as easy to use as a spreadsheet.
    > Visio
    > flow charts almost always accompany other documents rather than stand
    > alone
    > so they should be embedded in my documents not managed seperately. Oh and
    > just as an aside how about allowing linked tasks in outlook!
    >
    > Anyone still awake thanks for listening!
    >
    > p.s MS I'm available to manage the project if you want :)
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
    > this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...-45e3e6e66f6c&dg=microsoft.public.office.misc
     

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