Level: Introductory to Intermediate
You'll leave the session with a deeper understanding of OWA capabilities, and ready to incorporate OWA into your solution architectures!
Office Web Apps was introduced with SharePoint 2010 as a service used to provide browser-based access to Office documents. Office Web Apps (OWA) 2013 modifies the service architecture significantly, enabling the exposure of document interactions through a browser to be customized and expanded within SharePoint as well as exposed outside of SharePoint.
With this architecture change, we need to review the capabilities from a new perspective and question how we can best leverage this service. To start, we need to understand the new architecture changes. From there, how do we manage the health of OWA and apply updates? How do we leverage OWA to build additional capabilities into our applications? How do we expand OWA capabilities? What are the differences in OWA on-prem and OWA Office 365?
In this session, we'll be answering these questions and more. We'll look at the new 2013 architecture and understand how to deploy the service on-prem and manage it properly. We will then look at how to extend the service and take advantage of the new capabilities in both our SharePoint and non-SharePoint solutions. You'll leave the session with a deeper understanding of OWA capabilities, and ready to incorporate OWA into your solution architectures!
You will learn:
- The 2013 Office Web Apps architecture
- Understand extensible options and pros and cons of each
- How to leverage Office Web Apps in SharePoint as well as non-SharePoint applications