"I want to reach higher." "I can do this." "I have goals." "I want to give." "I need to show results." "I've got to get the job done."
Affirmations from some New Age business manual? Think again. These sayings boomed from the high-
Office 2000 updates Microsoft's workhorse applications suite -- home to Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other "tools for knowledge workers" -- by wedding it to the Web in a big way. The company is betting that users will want to publish Web pages straight from their word processors and spreadsheets. So new Office 2000 versions of the familiar old Office programs adds a layer of HTML and XML code to files -- making them readable from Web browsers locally and, with the right servers in place, across the Net.
In other words, Office 2000 continues the process that Windows 98, with its "use the browser to view your hard disk's files" approach, started. The "digital dashboard" -- a new feature of Outlook, Microsoft's e-
Microsoft President Steve Ballmer told the rollout audience, which packed the new high-
Microsoft, Ballmer made clear, is betting the future of Office -- which has been a huge profit center for the company -- on its new features for office workers who need to share data more quickly and easily. The product's slogan, emblazoned on the image of a pile of fists, is "Be greater than one." For Microsoft fans, that may bespeak a world of teamwork. For its detractors, it sounds ominously like the Borg.