ExcelMashup.com debuts!

In Oct of this year, I blogged about the awesome new offering from the Excel team that gives developers the ability to create cool apps (like mashups) using an embedded Excel workbook on a host web page. Just using the Excel Services JavaScript API, a workbook stored on a public OneDrive folder, and standard web…

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Using the Excel Services JavaScript API to Work with Embedded Excel Workbooks

In SharePoint 2010, Excel Services added support for ECMAScript (JavaScript, JScript). This enabled developers to automate, customize, and interact with an Excel Web Access Web Part control on a SharePoint page, but it was only available in SharePoint. Now, you can embed a workbook stored on OneDrive into a <div> element on your host web…


Excel Services JavaScript Object Model (JSOM) Documentation Updated on MSDN

“When are they EVER going to revise the Excel Services JavaScript Object Model documentation for SharePoint Server 2010?" Well, as a member of "they," I’m glad you asked! The SharePoint Server 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) online documentation was refreshed on June 28 and I’m happy to announce that as part of the refresh, the…


New Content on Excel Services and Word Automation Services Development for SharePoint Server 2010

In addition to delivering developer-oriented content for the Office client applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, and Visio, the Office Client Developer Content team is also responsible for providing documentation on SharePoint Server service applications, such as Excel Services and Word Automation Services. Recently, we’ve published 3 Visual How To videos (with associated articles)…


Word Automation Services Resource Center is now live!

Word Automation Services (WAS) is a new shared service in SharePoint that debuted with the release of SharePoint Server 2010. WAS runs on the SharePoint Server service application infrastructure and enables unattended, server-side conversion of documents that are supported by the Microsoft Word client application. The brand new Word Automation Services Resource Center is your…


Introducing Word Automation Services

My friend and colleague, Eric White, recently posted a superb write up on his blog about a new feature in SharePoint Server 2010—Word Automation Services. Word Automation Services is a new service application included with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise that provides document conversion capability that can scale to enterprise demand. One shorthand way to think…


We Get E-mails: Where Are the Object Members?

The object model reference documentation for the Office client applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc., etc.) provides detailed information about the associated properties, methods, and events for objects that are exposed through the API of each client application. This information is crucial if you develop applications that automate the client applications. You can find…


Open XML SDK 2.0 CTP Available

The Open XML SDK 2.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is here! You can find the documentation for it here and the SDK download here. Zeyad Rajabi, a Program Manager for the Open XML SDK, has begun a series of posts covering the Open XML SDK design goals and architecture, sprinkling in some sample code as…

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