We have a few new items on the ODC. First, we have an article about Excel and XML. Peter Vogel does a great job explaining XML Maps and the like. Check it out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/odc_xl2003_ta/html/odc_xl_Excel2003XMLIntro.asp

There is also some really, really useful InfoPath lab training materials. The package contains a set of labs that help you learn how to design and deploy XML-based forms in InfoPath 2003 SP1. Way cool: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=41335A11-2E7F-4EC0-B0D6-6E04BBAF24C3&displaylang=en

Finally, there are several new Visual Studio Tools for Office labs out there. We have a landing page for training: http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/vsto/training/default.aspx, and you can download the labs as a package from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A932CD92-48F0-4009-B069-37812244E25A&displaylang=en

There is even a VSTO blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto. Get in touch with what is going on with this great advance in developing Office-based solutions.

Rock thought for the day: The EMP is coming out with a new Jimi Hendrix display upgrade in June. I will be setting aside a full afternoon to just staring at his Fender guitar while the memory of notes he played conjure his spectre there. Check it out: http://www.emplive.com/visit/galleries/jimiHendrix.asp

Rock on!