On May 23, 2006, Microsoft released the 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 to the general public. This is the first chance the general public has had to test and evaluate the next version of Microsoft Office. According to Microsoft the Beta 2 release "contains all the functionality of the regular release, but is not the final product".
This gallery's 54 images give you as detailed look at Excel 2007. Both experienced and novice users will need to familiarize themselves with Excel's new "Ribbon", which replaces the multiple Toolbars normally at the top of the window.
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