Event Review: Excel Services Technical Overview (Session ITPRODSK-110)
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In this session, we will look at the new Excel Services, which are part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We will see how Excel Services extends the capabilities of Excel 2007 by allowing broad sharing of spreadsheets, improved manageability and security, and the ability to reuse spreadsheet models through a scalable server-based calculation service and interactive web-based user interface. Excel Services provides both a web-based user interface for browser-based access and a web services API for programmatic access—both of which have robust options for controlling what data is available to users and applications. As part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Excel Services also takes advantage of the other capabilities of SharePoint, including the enterprise content management features such as check-in/check-out, auditing, and versioning capabilities.
- Broad sharing of spreadsheets
- Business intelligence capabilities
- Excel services architecture
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|Demo: Exploring Excel 2007 Features|
In this demonstration, we'll explore the new user interface, especially as it pertains to how you will use Excel Services to present spreadsheet data through a web interface.
|Demo: Designing a Simple Application|
During this demonstration, we'll create a simple spreadsheet application and publish the application to Excel Services. In doing this, we'll be able to see how Excel Services presents a given spreadsheet with the same fidelity as seen in the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 application.
|Demo: Publishing a Distributor Price List|
In this demonstration, we'll connect Excel Services to our back-end SQL Server 2005 database to create a pricing list that our distributor can access through a secure web site.
|Demo: Exploring Excel Services Settings|
During this demonstration, we'll explore the configuration options available for Excel Services.
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Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Business Intelligence Gets Smarter: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and large data sets
How to: Save from Excel Client to the Server
Microsoft Excel 2007: Excel Services part 8: Controlling and protecting spreadsheets
Excel Services Blogs
Excel Services Architecture