Microsoft takes Web services to the Office

we knew this was coming, but it's still interesting … "Microsoft next week will deliver its Office XP Web Services Toolkit in hopes of turning the desktop into a more strategically important Web services platform."

more quotes:
"Users can then construct Word-based or Excel-based templates that import and integrate external data and Web services."

"Office XP would eventually play a big role in making Web services available among clients via a peer-to-peer implementation, most likely using Groove Networks' environment."