Welcome the third edition of the Beta Experience newsletter for Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office system!
Some of the most exciting changes in the 2007 Microsoft Office system for developers are on the server side and that is why most of this issue is dedicated to giving you a preview of the 2007 Office Server Components.
For many of you this will be your first look at the 2007 Office Server Components. We have an Office Server Developers Overview
– a server side developer roadmap from our good friend Ted Pattison
. Ted also kicks off the first of a two part presentation on Creating Portal Applications. Click here.
We also take a look at the 2007 version of Excel including the new Excel Server Components. Click here for the Demo.
There is a lot to cover in Excel 2007 and we go into more depth with Excel Server in our Security and Business Intelligence issue scheduled for September.
Finally as part of our executive interview series, Doug Mahugh talks to Kurt DelBene Corporate VP of Office Server Group about SharePoint V3. Click here for the Interview.
Our next edition should occur after the general release of 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2. As soon as the beta software is available you will receive a notification!
By that time you will have had the chance to download the bits and build environments of your own to experiment with, so in our next edition we will bring you more detailed examples with sample code you can try out.
Chief Editor for Microsoft Office content
Developer & Platforms Group
Microsoft EMEA Beta Experience Team