After a long time off the radar my friend and kindred spirit Simon Murphy is back posting about Excel issues again.
I am sooo glad that he is back and have supported his posts with a few comments of my own. I hope my comments support his arguments about the troubling trends out of Microsoft in their offerings called “Office” (which is actually now really called “SharePoint” I guess). This is especially true of Excel and Access and Office Automation in general.
I place this downward trend directly at Microsoft’s doorstep. Only they can fix this and they will have to accept responsibility when people look back at the result. The resemblance to this situation to that of Lotus Development back in the late 80′s is scary.
Here is a link to Simon’s blog. Please read the last few month’s posts there for sure: