I have been reading up on the Office 14 features and I think the new browser based Excel opens some interesting business intelligence opportunities. it looks very much like Excel Services in SharePoint but you can actually edit the cells. I’m hoping the rendering of the charts look like they do in Excel and not the web version, they look kind of plain.
You can use some of the quick layout and build features in Excel and quickly post them to allow people externally see those documents inside the web browser. Pretty neat. I look forward to finding out where PerformancePoint Server for Office 14 will be going with its features and functions. I’ve seen some early work on it several months ago, but we know how that works. Those ideas and features could be scrubbed and new ones added.
Anyway, I thought I would post the Excel 14 web view below because I thought it looked really good.