Still no real support for MS Office in .NET?


many projects based on .NET (incl. ASP.NET) require the ability to read and write MS Office files, such as Excel.
However, there still does not seem to be any real support for this in the .NET stack, even though this should be a unique strength of a Microsoft development stack.

Browsing through the web it seems like even 2020 it’s necessary to install Excel on a server or use third party libraries to make this possible. Because installing Excel on Servers is ridiculous, most threads point to 3rd party libs.

Why does Microsoft not support their own products / formats in the .NET / ASP.NET stack? THis should be one of the .NET strengths and USPs


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