Telenors Communication Solutions in Microsoft Office 2003

Tuesday 11 November 2003 08:49 CET | News

Telenor is the first Telephone operator in the world to launch many of its most popular communication services as a "plug-in" to Microsofts new Office 2003. Users of Office 2003 will get direct access to several Telenor services while working on Office 2003 applications.The solution is a result of a strategic cooperation between Telenor and Microsoft. This joint development project leverages Telenors portfolio of communication services and the Extensible Markup Language (XML) capabilities of Microsoft Office System programs to provide users with access to Telenors mobile, fixed, online, and satellite services while working in Microsofts Office 2003 applications. The solution, called the "Telenor Plug-in", will be available for download in the Office Marketplace ( at no additional charge in a few weeks. By integrating Telenors Web Services, Telenors Plug-in for Microsoft Office System will provide Microsoft Office System users with convenient and seamless access to Telenors portfolio of fixed, mobile, satellite, and international services from within Microsoft productivity applications via the Telenor Plug-in. Users will be able to access many of their personal Telenor services; send a SMS and/or MMS, purchase online utilizing their Telenor e-commerce account, check for Broadband availability, query the directory service (Opplysningen 1881), and Canal Digital TV Guide, all from within their Office 2003 document, e-mail message or presentation. For example, a customer writing a Word document could easily from within the document find someones address by queering Telenors directory service, send that person a MMS with the same document attached, and before going home that evening quickly ordering a Canal Digital Pay-Per-View service or a DVD from the Top 10 DVD listing, all from within the Word document that has the Telenor Plug-in. Alternatively, a home user can quickly check their email, send multiple MMS with attachments of pictures or invitations to an upcoming party to multiple friends and family, all easily accessible via the Telenor Plug-in. The Telenor Plug-in, a feature in the Microsoft Office 2003 Edition desktop applications (Word, Excel, the Outlook messaging and collaboration client, the PowerPoint presentation graphics program and Access) and in Microsoft Office System products OneNote note-taking program, Publisher and Visio drawing and diagramming software, uses industry-standard XML to enable users to retrieve and navigate relevant internal or external Web-based information, all from within Office programs.

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