The Dashboard Spy

March 20, 2006

The Excel 2007 final look and feel – brace yourselves for plenty of do-it-yourself dashboards and scorecards

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 2:48 pm

As mentioned on the MSDN Excel 2007 nee Excel 12 blog, the final UI screenshots of the new Excel were released. With a lot of built-in dashboard-friendly features, once Office 2007 comes out we are going to see an awful lot of business dashboards look like the following screenshots. With the incredible number of excel users out there and the easy ability to dashboard, we’ll see this sort of do-it-yourself analysis everywhere. The question will be, “Is sure looks nice, but what does it mean?” Information analysts and architects, brace yourselves!

Excel Dashboard

Excel scorecards

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of an enterprise dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

1 Comment »

  1. ..what happened to all the File Edit and About menus we were used to? I won’t even know how to open a new document!

    Comment by paradox — March 20, 2006 @ 9:04 pm

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