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Excel Services in SharePoint 2013

Posted by Paul on December 19, 2014


In this article we can explore Excel Services in SharePoint 2013.

Excel Services

Excel Services is a Shared Service Application in SharePoint 2013.

Following are the properties of Excel Services:

  1. Can render an excel sheet in a browser
  2. Only available in Enterprise Edition of SharePoint
  3. Business Intelligence category

Excel Services consists of following three:

  1. Excel Calculation Services
  2. Excel Web Access web part
  3. Excel Web Services

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Excel Calculation Services is the engine which loads the work book, does calculations, resolves external connections and maintains sessions.

Excel Web Access Web Part takes care of rendering the web part in browser.

Excel Web Services provides API for developers.

References

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424405(v=office.15).aspx

Summary

In this post we have explored an overview of Excel Services in SharePoint 2013.

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