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[MS-OCPROTO]: Office Client Protocols Overview

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This document provides an overview of the Office Client Protocols Overview Protocol Family. It is intended for use in conjunction with the Microsoft Protocol Technical Documents, publicly available standard specifications, network programming art, and Microsoft Windows distributed systems concepts. It assumes that the reader is either familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it.

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Abstract

This document describes the intended functionality of the Microsoft® Office system and how the protocols within this system interact. It provides examples of some common user scenarios. It does not restate the processing rules and other details that are specific to each protocol. Those details are described in the protocol specifications for each of the protocols and data structures that make up this system.

The Office system is designed to help users design, develop, collect, share, and manage documents, data, and other types of information. The system consists of a collection of components, services, protocols, structures, and supporting protocol clients and protocol servers.

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10/06/2008

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08/28/2009

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02/19/2010

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03/31/2010

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08/26/2010

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