Chapter 5. Beyond the Spreadsheet

Just about everyone we speak with uses Microsoft Excel in one fashion or another. Information workers have become accustomed to modeling business calculations, analyzing information, or tracking data with spreadsheets and, typically, these spreadsheets are shared and distributed throughout the organization using e-mail, file shares, or, ideally, using SharePoint and Excel Services. SharePoint 2007 introduced Excel Services to overcome many of the challenges organizations face when building critical business processes around a spreadsheet, such as supplying a single source of the truth; saving bandwidth and processing resources by keeping much of the work on the server; and overcoming security issues by hiding ...

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