Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Intro to Excel Services

Last week, Kevin Pine and I got a chance to present at the SharePoint Connections conference. This conference was able to draw a large number of SharePoint folks from all around the country (actually the world... I saw some people there from the Netherlands). Kevin and I presented 3 sessions at the conference with the attendee count of 200+ for our largest session.
Even though this conference was held in Vegas, we didn't want the phrase "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" to be our mantra. We want our attendees to be able to implement the cool stuff we did in our presentations in their own environment back home. So we decided to post all our presentations and related demo notes to our SharePoint Solutions blog.
This first blog entry is associated with our very first presentation which was focused on Excel Services. Excel Services ships with the Enterprise Edition of MOSS 2007 and provides server based Excel Capabilities to the knowledge worker. Being able to share your spreadsheets by posting them to the Excel Server is a new paradigm, but one which is sure to catch on quickly in the business world. In this presentation, I present the overview of Excel Services and then build a Dashboard which takes advantage of the new scorecarding capabilities in MOSS. You can download the zip file containing the presentation and a sample data spreadsheet by clicking on the link below. Enjoy!
Intelligent Dashboard using Excel Services

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