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Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development by Donovan Follette, Chris Johnson, Steve Fox

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Chapter 14

Developing Applications Using Office Services

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Understanding the role of the new Office Web Apps Server
  • Getting to know what’s new in Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 application services
  • Creating an app for SharePoint using Access and Access Services 2013

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-1118495845.html on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is divided into the following major examples:

  • C14ExcelInteractive.zip
  • C14ODataAccessSample.zip
  • C14PPTAutomationSvcs.zip
  • C14TranslateSPOM.zip
  • C14WOPI.zip

The Office and SharePoint server-side application services provide a way to have server scale for automating traditional Office client document manipulation and Web scale for sharing, collaborating, and viewing documents with those who might not have the Office rich clients on the desktop. From a developer’s perspective, a number of APIs are available for you to leverage to call into these services to further enrich your solutions.

If you are unfamiliar with the application services present in SharePoint 2010, following is a list with a brief description of each one:

  • Excel Services: Enables viewing of Excel documents in the Excel Web App and Excel Web Access web parts and provides programmatic access to document content via CSOM, REST, and OData.
  • Word Automation Services: Provides conversion of document files supported ...

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