First, the good news...
If you use SQL Server Integration Services to load data to or from Excel files or Access databases, then a 64-bit driver is headed your way. This is great news for SSIS users in a 64-bit world. Soon you'll be able to run your packages in 64-bit mode on 64-bit computers, rather than wrestle with obscure settings to force some packages to 32-bit mode.
The next version of Microsoft Office, Office 14, will be available in a 64-bit version. This version will include a 64-bit version... [More]