Excel Services Getting Started – Pt2 UDFs

This continues my previous checklist on getting started with Excel Services. Here, I’ll append a walkthrough for creating, deploying and updating User-Defined Function assemblies with Excel Services. 4.     Create and deploy a UDF assembly 4.1            Create a UDF assembly in Visual Studio (SampleUdf.dll) a.       I’m assuming here that your developer machine is not the same…

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Excel Services Setup and Getting Started

As part of an internal prototype I was working on recently, I had to set up a machine for Excel Services – and do this repeatedly as my prototype messed up the installation in various ways. I found lots of MSDN documentation that covered all aspects of setting up the base server OS, setting up…

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MEF in Office?

In my last post, I looked briefly at MEF, and I’m wondering how this model can be applied to Office add-ins. The Office add-in model itself already achieves a level of dynamic composition, by virtue of the fact that the set of add-ins to be loaded is only discovered at runtime. However, even though the…

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