It's good to see that others can summarize the benefit of Spread so succinctly. Rahul Garg at Microsoft, in his BizTalk Distilled blog, mentions Spread as a great solution to the challenge of getting an "Excel file integrated with an existing BizTalk application". That's exactly what Spread for BizTalk does. We hope more developers discover this solution.

I'm working today on the product documentation for Spread that now not only includes the Disassembler (for parsing Excel data into XML streams) but will also include the Assembler that allows you to create output Excel documents from XML streams. And you can also create PDF documents. Just wait until Rahul sees the Format Designer that lets you customize the output. I have a feeling that he will be blogging again!

--Bill