Office 12 BI
Marco Russo, lucky guy, was at the PDC and saw the session on Office 12 BI. I’ve had a Google and can’t find anyone else with more details – if any of you did see this presentation, leave a comment and tell me what you thought!
It sounds like the Office guys have finally turned Excel into a useable BI platform, and this will be an additional squeeze on all those small Excel addin vendors out there. The integration with the new Excel server bits that Marco hints at would be the real killer – I have often had BI users wanting to take their worksheet full of OLAP data and publish it to the web as a live report.