Associated Press uses Sharepoint and Office for mission critical systems


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The largest and oldest news organization in the world, The Associated Press, is partnering with Microsoft to build its Editor’s Workbench application with Office and Sharepoint. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

For its next-generation newsroom, the AP is developing an Office Business Application that will replace its current text-editor tool with Microsoft® Office Word 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server. Using familiar Microsoft Office 2007 programs, the AP will build a fast, stable application that will save development resources, improve productivity, and enhance editorial flexibility.  A new case study is available at - http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000004495

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