More information on what’s to come in relation to Office 12 :
The notion of “business intelligence,” or easy access to critical company data, is one of the key areas for improvement that the company has identified for the next version of its flagship desktop software. On Monday, the company shared some of its plans in that area, including the outlines of a new server-based system for managing Excel spreadsheets.
As part of Office 12, Microsoft will add the ability to store and manage spreadsheets from a central server, allowing companies to create business rules around how different workers can access the data. Microsoft remains vague on how it will sell the new ability. The company has said the server-based “Excel Services” abilities will come as part of a future version of the company’s SharePoint technology.
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