SharePoint 2010 Datasheet view not available

Currently spending some quality time with SharePoint  2010. I ran into a problem with the datasheet view. Found a couple of useful blogs as well as the solution.

So..

If you are running Office 2010 64 bit version on your server (eg for testing and study like I am) you might find the component to give you datasheet view is not installed.

The following articles cover the problem and the fix:

http://www.sharepointblues.com/2010/03/31/data-sheet-view-not-working/

http://njbblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/sharepoint-datasheet-view-office-2010.html

Both articles are part of blogs that are worth bookmarking.

The 2010 component can be found at Microsoft at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=57a350cd-5250-4df6-bfd1-6ced700a6715&displaylang=en

Regards

Steven