Excel 2007 Viewer

Over the past few months, I have had a number of questions about the Excel 2007 viewer – mostly, will there be an Excel 2007 viewer, and when will it be ready.  (For those that are not familiar with the term “viewer”, viewers are applications that Microsoft provides for free that enable people who do not have Office programs to open and look at Office files.  There are viewers available for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and they work with files created in any version of Office between Office 97 and Office 2003.  You can get a copy of the Excel viewer here.)

The answer is that there will be an Excel 2007 viewer, and it should be available shortly after we ship Office 2007.  It will not be available right after we ship, since we are pretty busy working on the application itself, but it should be shortly thereafter.