Today’s post is brought to you by Larry Waldman, a program manager on the Excel team. You may remember Larry from his previous posts on embedding Excel files on web sites and designing Excel solutions for the Web.
To get started, do the following three things:
- Sign up for a free SkyDrive account, if you don’t already have one.
- Upload your Excel file to SkyDrive.
We’ve created some example mashups to help you see what’s possible, including a Daily Calories Calculator and a Destination Explorer.
Example 1: Daily Calories Calculator
To learn how to recreate this example, click the text in the upper-right corner of the page. Then, to find sample code and instructions, click a specific area on the page, such as the search box or meal input worksheet.
Example 2: Destination Explorer
In this example, select a place to visit, and you’ll see information about the area’s average temperature and precipitation, along with monthly visitor patterns. (Fair warning: This information is intended only for illustrative purposes, so please don’t rely on it for actual trip-planning activities!) You’ll also see related information about your destination appear in Bing Maps.
To find out how to we created the Destination Explorer mashup, refer to this how-to guide.
If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please let us know by leaving a comment here or on ExcelMashup.com.