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MS Office as a development tool

By cleg ·
I was wondering if anyone had opinions or data on using MS Office as a development tool, especially in terms of BI applications. Also, if anyone can point to any links with industry informations/standards regarding the use of Office.

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By its self Office 2000 is very limited (but cheap unless you need a database application which of course is not part of Office).

Office 2000 Professional is EXTREMELY powerful if you know (or can learn) VB and/or VBA coding. Office 2000 Professional + the Access Developerd Toolkit allows you to create royalty free executables for distribution and many company's make mega bucks doing just that building and marketing all sorts of Client/Server and Internet apps.

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I've worked with Office as a development tool for a number of years. It has been great as a prototyping tool to help drive out requirements, or when you need to get into production quickly. The major drawback has been the lack of backward compatibility of new releases. The approach I've settled on is to look for an ROI of under 2 years for anything I develop in Office; otherwise just go with Visual Basic or another tool.

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