Throughout 2006, there has been a steady flow of rumour, debate and educational material about the new version of Excel 2007. The debate will intensify at the end of November, when the first commercial shipments of Office 2007 go out to corporate customers and the campaign begins to convince users to upgrade.
Consumers will have to wait until the New Year to get their copies.
The Excel 2007 'Ribbon' interface
Simon Hurst and John Francis have questioned the value of enhancements such as the new Ribbon interface, to which Paul White, UK business group leader for Microsoft Dynamics responded: "It might be true that power users won't get more out of Excel 2007, but the average user might get more out of it because it exposes a lot more to them. Office 2007 makes it possible for...