Writing Reports with Office Apps

I recently wrote up a review of my experience with OfficeWriter – an easy to use and powerful tool for writing reports with Excel and Word.
 
One of my largest projects last year was a data warehouse and reporting solution build entirely with SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. SQL Reports is really easy to work with (if you can build an report with Access you can use SQL Reports) but I wish I knew about OfficeWriter during the project.
 
This tool is what I would have recommended the business users learn for writing ad-hoc reports.
 
If you are building reports for your solutions, I think this article will be worth your time.
 
 
–ty

Running Betas Comes With a Price

Tonight I decided to go ahead and install the RTM version of Office 2007. I uninstalled Beta 2 TR and ran the RTM installer only to receive this error message:
 
"Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
The 2007 Microsoft Office system does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You must first uninstall any prerelease versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system products and associated technologies.
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup."
 
I deleted all obvious files related to Office12 that I could find in the file system. I also deleted all Registry keys I could find. No luck.
 
I found the answer here:
 
 
My issue was left over installers for the various proofing languages. If you are trying to install RTM after running the betas on your system you will need this KB article.