General Guidelines

Last modified: April 14, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

This section contains general information related to Excel Services.

Excel Services Alerts

Learn about the types of alerts that Excel Web Services exposes for errors that occur in the Web service and that are returned by Excel Calculation Services.

Excel Services Known Issues and Tips

Get a list of known issues and tips for working with Excel Services.

Excel Services Best Practices

Learn about best practices for mitigating threats, and for working with Excel Services user-defined functions (UDFs).

How to: Trust a Location

Learn how to trust a location by using the SharePoint Central Administration page.

How to: Save from Excel Client to the Server

Learn the steps to create a workbook with editable ranges and how to save the workbook to a SharePoint document library that is a trusted location.

How to: Save to the Server to Prepare for Programmatic Access

Get a workbook ready for programmatic access by creating named ranges and saving it to a trusted SharePoint library location.

How to: Catch Exceptions

Learn about type-specific and general catch blocks, and see examples of each.


Excel Services UDF attributes.


The Excel Web Services API.


The Excel Web Access Web Part object model.