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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Overview of Excel Services

Before we get started, it’s important to understand what Excel Services is and why you need it. Excel Services provides the solutions to the following common issues:

  • Sharing spreadsheets among multiple users. Users typically e-mail workbooks around, and then you end up with multiple versions of the same document and not a single document with all of the changes.

  • Using the data you are analyzing in Excel in a dashboard. You’ve already done the hard work of analyzing and reporting on the data, now you want to display it in a dashboard with other relevant data.

  • Keeping your formulas and sensitive information private. It’s difficult to keep users from seeing proprietary information when they can open a fully functional version ...

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