When will Table to Table support .xlsx files?

Discussion created by dms8md23 on Jan 27, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2016 by bharold-esristaff
Is there any plan for exporting tables in ArcCatalog from .xlsx files? .xls still work fine. It just slows everything down and not sure how to avoid doing it manually by integrating it with my Python scripts. I wish Microsoft didn't get rid of save to .dbf in Excel.

PS I know GIS data should be in databases not in spreadsheets but so much source data comes in excel.