Excel 12: be afraid, be very afraid

I am.

Microsoft has been doing some user testing as part of its development of Office 2007 (or Office 12); hundreds of thounsands of hours of it by all accounts.

While the new ribbon-based interface is apparently more natural and intuitive, "the people who take longer [to adapt to the new interface] are the die hard users; the expert Excel user." This according to Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s Corporate VP on the business side of things.

I’ll get my coat. Does anyone know how I can get a test version to try out?

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One Response to “Excel 12: be afraid, be very afraid”

  1. Shanahan on November 20th, 2006 23:23

    It’s great. You’ll love it. So many new features I can’t begin to describe and it looks so much better too.

    Free online test drive here:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101687261033.aspx

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