Microsoft Bundles in Information Services into Latest Version of Office:

Microsoft, which has just relaunched the latest version of its Office suite of programs, is positioning it as the central base for businesses to build their own solutions. As part of that, it has integrated business information services such as Factiva, elibrary and Gale into the software.

“With Office 2003, Microsoft is introducing several new sidebars, including the “Research” Task Pane. From there, business users can connect to the Encarta Dictionary or Encyclopedia, eLibrary and Factiva, among other information services. That means Factiva’s service will be available to anyone using Office 2003.”

Also see “Factiva Services to be Integrated Into Microsoft Office 2003“.