Microsoft links Office with eBay

Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc. on Monday delivered tools that enable links between the 2003 editions of Excel and FrontPage and the eBay online auction service.

The tools are meant for developers to create applications that will allow frequent users of eBay's service to manage their auctions using Excel, including the ability to analyze sales and upload multiple listings at once, according to Microsoft. FrontPage users will be able to display information from eBay on Web sites created using FrontPage, Microsoft said.

"This is not something the typical user who wants to sell a couple of CDs or concert posters on eBay would use," said Gytis Barzdukas, director of Office product management at Microsoft.

The links between Office and eBay were first demonstrated by Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates at the Office 2003 launch last year. Microsoft and eBay are now delivering the tools to make the links between their products happen.

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