Are there any benchmarking tools that can actually drive MS Office applications in Windows 7 rather than just running various synthetic loads?
I'm looking to measure the impact on user experience (i.e. response time) of various system configurations (e.g. with and without anti-virus, disk encryption, etc.) and would like this to be done using real MS Office applications. Specifically I'm looking for the ability to measure, for example, the start time for Microsoft Word, time to load a large file, time to save a large file, and so on, in an automated, repeatable manner.