Aaron gave a good overview of excel services and excel web services, even though there were many unanswered questions (not all of which were asked by me! I am not the only one who asks difficult questions!). Here are some of the questions unanswered:
- What happens if you have a data query or a web data query in the worksheet you are publishing?
- Can we link a published worksheet's cells to other workbooks? if so, where should these workbooks be?
- Can we use the excel services component outside of sharepoint (in ASP.NET applications)?
On a lighter note, I made a nuisance of myself when Aaron asked us questions about his lecture in the end, and I shouted all the (correct) answers, proving I was listening, and I won a book : Beggining AJAX with ASP.NET by wrox.
Now I have to read it, and I hate reading non-fictional books. I wish someone would write a technical book in a sci-fi disguise.