Professional Excel Services
With this unique resource, you'll discover how to unlock the power behind Excel Services in order to effectively utilize server-side spreadsheet calculation and rendering. It walks you through all programming aspects of Excel Services, covering everything from APIs to UDFs (User Defined Functions). You'll quickly gain a strong understanding of what Excel Services is, how to work with it, and how to develop applications using its robust features.
Written by the senior software development engineer for Excel Services, this book first provides you with detailed explanations about the various programmability options Excel Services offers. You'll then gain an inside look into the problematic areas that you must avoid. And you'll find ideas for solutions that you can create using this server technology. This information will help you extend and work against Excel Services as you develop business-critical applications.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who have built applications on Excel or have used a spreadsheet as a starting point for code. You should be comfortable working in the .NET environment.
"More solutions are built on Microsoft Excel than any other
Office tool. Excel Services extends Excel to the server and opens
up a whole new world of applications. This book is a must read for
developers looking to take advantage of this new server
"Excel is probably the most used end-user tool among our
Microsoft customers, and Excel 2007 is emphasizing this trend even
more. By adding Excel Services to the Microsoft Business
Intelligence stack, our customers have the ground to create better
and more manageable enterprise-oriented solutions while using
Excel! This book helps you understand what Excel Services is, how
it works, and how to develop solutions using the web services API
it provides. It is a great resource for any serious developer
looking to leverage the power of Excel in enterprise
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.