2. Introducing the Excel Web App

This chapter shows you how to upload and download workbooks to and from the Windows SkyDrive.

This chapter will help you get started working on and sharing your Excel files online. For a more in-depth coverage of Microsoft Office Web Apps and using SkyDrive, refer to Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps (ISBN 0-7897-4486-4) by Paul McFedries.


You don’t need much to get started with the Excel Web App:

• A current browser (minimum: Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox 3, or Safari 3)

• A Windows Live ID

• An Internet connection

With these three items, you can view your Excel workbooks anywhere in the world where you can access Windows Live.

Acquiring a Windows Live ID

With a Windows Live ID, you can ...

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