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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Setting up Excel Services

Excel Services is a standalone Service Application, giving users the ability to render their spreadsheets through SharePoint into the browser. Some of the benefits that are derived from this architecture are:

  • Ability to delegate administration of the service to particular users. This takes the burden of management from IT down to a user level. A SharePoint group can be created for users who will administrate this service.
  • Dedicate a server to run the service. This provides a level of adaptability and scalability as your organization's needs change.
  • This gives organizations a place to collaborate and helps prevent the spread of spreadsheets in files shares.

In order to leverage this technology, you must know how to set up ...

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