Excel Services is a new technology being delivered as part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Excel Services will enable managed and secure distribution of Excel reports, incorporating spreadsheets in business intelligence dashboards and portals, protecting the proprietary information in spreadsheets, and building custom applications with Excel-based logic. This book will walk you through the process of understanding what Excel Services is, how your business can benefit from it, and how to incorporate it in your solutions.
This book is designed to be an introduction to Excel Services for all those that want to understand what it is, what it does, what the benefits are, and how to get started. The target audience is IT TDMs and developers that need to come up to speed on the new technologies in Office 2007 and may be responsible for evaluating and deploying Office 2007 and Office SharePoint 2007. This book is also great for all Microsoft partners including system integrators, consulting companies, hosting companies, VARs and independent software vendors that will be building and deploying solutions for their customers based on the new Office technologies. Anyone currently managing or developing solutions with Excel, Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Portal Server, or business intelligence solutions should read this book to understand the basics of Excel Services.