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November 19th, 2014, 8:08 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnIt was a question I posed...Let me ask it in this more direct way!"Is it part of the Microsoft plan to port Office to Linux and allow Automation/COM addins?"1. yes2. no3. don't knowNo. And there is no plan to do something like that.QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaGiven that Microsoft has ported Office to Android and Android is based on the Linux kernel, the answer is a potential "yes". Whether they would support desktop distros is another matter. And I don't know if the Android version includes the automation/COM adding.It doesn't.That's clear. Thanks.
 
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November 19th, 2014, 4:26 pm

I think that MS will push towards Office 365 which is almost impossible to program.Really Shit APITim, who reviewed it is a proper programmer, but rather polite which makes his gentle criticism all the more biting.
 
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November 23rd, 2014, 10:24 am

From an Excel perspective there is no cross-platform API, and none of the existing APIs look promising given that I don't see MSoft porting COM anywhereCOM dependent:.NET InteropVBA is Windows client (+Mac client sort of) & not going anywhere elseCOM and Automation addinsNot COM dependent:XLL is Windows rich client onlyAPPs for Office is potentially cross-platform/endpoint but does not do anything useful for existing Excel use casesLooks to me like the Office Programmability team does not understand or care about Excel programmability
 
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November 23rd, 2014, 1:40 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: FastExcelFrom an Excel perspective there is no cross-platform API, and none of the existing APIs look promising given that I don't see MSoft porting COM anywhereCOM dependent:.NET InteropVBA is Windows client (+Mac client sort of) & not going anywhere elseCOM and Automation addinsNot COM dependent:XLL is Windows rich client onlyAPPs for Office is potentially cross-platform/endpoint but does not do anything useful for existing Excel use casesLooks to me like the Office Programmability team does not understand or care about Excel programmabilityNice post. Thank you.
 
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November 24th, 2014, 7:57 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: FastExcelLooks to me like the Office Programmability team does not understand or care about Excel programmabilityPerhaps they understand it perfectly:Excel runs everywhere, but is only powerful and extensible (with VBA and real add-ins) on Windows.-GovertExcel-DNA - Free and easy .NET for Excel
 
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November 25th, 2014, 9:29 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: GovertQuoteOriginally posted by: FastExcelLooks to me like the Office Programmability team does not understand or care about Excel programmabilityPerhaps they understand it perfectly:Excel runs everywhere, but is only powerful and extensible (with VBA and real add-ins) on Windows.-GovertExcel-DNA - Free and easy .NET for ExcelGood point.
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