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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
Book Image

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating an Excel spreadsheet to run on the server

In this recipe you will see how to upload your spreadsheet to the server and use the Excel Web Part to expose its information within your SharePoint pages.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Online (Office 365 Edition)

You will need an Excel spreadsheet (containing your data) and a SharePoint site with a document library where you wish to upload your spreadsheet. Excel services will need to be enabled on the server and the document library set as a trusted location (check with your SharePoint administrator if you are unsure about this).

To publish and upload the spreadsheet you will need Microsoft Excel 2010 and the Contribute permissions level.

For the second part of this recipe you will need a SharePoint page where you wish to insert the Excel Web Part.

You will need Design or Full Control permission level to insert the Excel Web Part onto the SharePoint page.

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