Microsoft has released an add-on for Internet Explorer that enables the Web browser to view secure documents created with the latest version of the company's Office productivity software. As previously reported
, Office 2003 includes new security capabilities that enable document authors to restrict access to a file. Companies need to be running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Rights Management Services in order to utilize the features.
The Internet Explorer plug-in, available for download from Microsoft's Web site, will enable those using an older version of Office or a competing productivity application to read secure documents.