OSIsoft’s DataLink is an essential part of the RtPortal suite of smart clients. DataLink provides a direct link between a PI Server and spreadsheet programs running on Microsoft® Windows® platforms. With DataLink, a user running Excel® or Lotus 1-2-3® can exchange real-time or historical information directly with a PI Server database. In this presentation, an early glimpse is provided into how DataLink is integrated into the soon to be released Excel 2007®. In addition, the Office 2007® platform is no longer just limited to its rich client products such as Excel®. Since SharePoint 2007® is part of the Office 2007® platform, DataLink functions work seamlessly on a SharePoint 2007® portal without DataLink being installed on any client machine.