Getting Started with Excel Services

This section introduces Excel Services — a server technology first introduced in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 — and its architecture. It also maps out the types of development you can do using Excel Services, discusses unsupported features, and gives an overview of business intelligence in Excel Services.

In this section

Excel Services Overview

Learn about this new technology that enables you to load, calculate, and display Excel workbooks on SharePoint Server

Excel Services Architecture

Learn how the three components of Excel Services communicate and work together.

Excel Services Development Roadmap

Learn about types of development you can do and the most common scenarios for using Excel Web Services.

Supported and Unsupported Features

Find out which features of Excel are not supported in this first version of Excel Services.

Excel Services Blogs, Forums, and Resources

Get links to blogs that are written about Excel Services.



Excel Services UDF (user-defined function) attributes.


The Excel Web Services API.


The Excel Web Access web part object model.