Microsoft Announces Beta Availability of New Version of Microsoft Producer For Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 "Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the beta version of the new Microsoft® Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 (Producer 2003). Producer 2003, a free add-on for PowerPoint 2003, adds a host of new features that make it faster and easier for everyday business users and content professionals to create engaging rich-media presentations by synchronizing audio, video, and PowerPoint slides and images.
Producer 2003 offers users enhanced integration with PowerPoint 2003 as well as unmatched audio and video quality thanks to built-in support for Windows Media® 9 Series. It also introduces cross-platform compatibility with support for Mac and Netscape users, which broadens the potential audience for Producer-authored presentations, and complies with the basic requirements for Information Management System (IMS) and Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) e-learning standards. The beta version of Producer 2003 is available for download."
Elsewhere: "To use the beta release of Producer 2003, you must have PowerPoint 2003 beta 2 or higher (available as part of the Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003) or PowerPoint 2002 with Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Licensing for the beta release of Producer 2003 is covered under the Office 2003 End-User License Agreement or the Office XP End-User License Agreement."