It's time for our own press release now, thank you!

In the link below, you'll see that today Jeff Raikes will announce that we are acquiring OfficeWriter from SoftArtisans - This is a huge win for folks who want to render reports to Word and/or use the lighter-weight Excel rendering extension SoftArtisans has created:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/may07/05-09BINewDayPR.mspx

Also, a cool new Katmai informational site just came online:

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/futureversion/default.mspx

Edit: 13:05 5-May: Based on feedback from Chris Baldwin I am changing the title of this post from "OfficeWriter functionality will be included in Katmai" to "OfficeWriter functionality could be included in Katmai". Although the acquisition is complete, getting the technology into Katmai is not yet a done deal timeline-wise.