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inside applications. All of this is fully integrated with the Excel client, leveraging all the capabilities and
knowledge already out there.
Excel Services is designed to be a server product that supports many concurrent users, workbooks, and
requests. It leverages server hardware and advanced configurations, from single-box deployments to
multiple-tier and multiple-box scaled-out farms. It can work inside of the firewall as part of a point
solution for a department, or as an enterprise-wide solution. It can also be deployed as part of an extranet
topology to support scenarios that extend beyond the organization to external partners and customers
through the Internet.
Next, you will take a step back and take a quick look at the rest of the functionality in Office SharePoint
Server.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
Before going any deeper into Excel Services, you need to first zoom out and take a look at the broader
product of which it is part: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This, too, is a new product from
Microsoft. In a nutshell, Office SharePoint Server is Microsoft’s portal, document management, and
business and collaboration application server all in one. The primary interface is through the web browser,
as shown in Figure 1-3, but Office SharePoint Server functionality can also be accessed directly from
the client.
Figure 1-3
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