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Generally the only time I manage to make music with Office is when I am bashing my head into the keyboard trying to work with Word and formatting. But Thomas has been thinking along the lines of real Microsoft Office music and has designed a drum sampler within Excel. The sampler is controlled via a USB wireless Xbox controller and plans are in the making for collaboration with the Excel Synthesizer players for a giant, geeky Microsoft-inspired jam band. Check out the alpha release of the Excel drum sampler here, and good luck figuring it out.

Reader builds drum machine in an Excel spreadsheet [Music Thing]