Microsoft Outlook<br />is a personal information manager from Microsoft. The 2007 version is available both as a separate application as well as a part of the Microsoft Office suite.<br />Although often used mainly as an e-mail application, it also includes a Calendar, Task Manager, Contact Manager, note taking, a journal and web browsing.<br />It can be used as a stand-alone application, but can also operate in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to provide enhanced functions for multiple users in an organization, such as shared mailboxes and calendars, Exchange public folders, SharePoint lists and meeting time allocation. There are also many 3rd party add-on applications that integrate Outlook with devices and other software such as BlackBerry mobile phones and Skype internet communication software. Developers can also create their own custom software that works with Outlook and Office components using Microsoft Visual Studio. In addition, Windows Mobile devices can synchronize almost all Outlook data to Outlook Mobile.<br />
Microsoft PowerPoint<br />a presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X computer operating systems.<br />PowerPoint is widely used by business people, educators, students, and trainers and among the most prevalent forms of persuasive technology. Beginning with Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft revised the branding to emphasize PowerPoint's place within the office suite, calling it Microsoft Office PowerPoint instead of just Microsoft PowerPoint. The current versions are Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows and 2008 for Mac<br />
Microsoft Excel<br />(full name Microsoft Office Excel) is a spreadsheet-application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). It has been the most widely used spreadsheet application available for these platforms since version 5 in 1993. Excel is part of Microsoft Office<br />
Microsoft Graph<br />also known as Microsoft Chart) is an OLE application that is deployed by a number of the Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Access to create charts and graphs. The program can also be hosted as an OLE application object in Visual Basic. Microsoft Graph supports many different types of charts, however, it is a legacy application and the charts produced are not modern-looking and polished. Office 2003 was the last version to use Microsoft Graph for hosting charts inside Office applications as OLE objects. Office 2007, specifically, Excel 2007 includes a new integrated high-quality charting engine and the charts created are native to the applications. The new engine supports advanced formatting, including 3D rendering, transparencies and shadows. Chart layouts can also be customized to highlight various trends in the data. Microsoft Graph still exists for compatibility reasons, but the entry points are removed<br />
Microsoft FrontPage<br />full name Microsoft Office FrontPage) is a WYSIWYGHTML editor and web site administration tool from Microsoft for the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. It was branded as part of the Microsoft Office suite from 1997 to 2003. A Macintosh version was also released in 1998. Microsoft FrontPage has since been replaced by Microsoft Expression Web and Sharepoint Designer, which were released in December 2006<br />
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