SharePoint Infrastructure Management and Administration

SPT01 Integrating Office Web Apps with SharePoint 2013


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Brian Alderman

Microsoft MVP, MCT

Consultant, Speaker, Author


The Microsoft Office Web Applications (OWA—now called Office Online) that were once configured and managed as a service application in SharePoint 2010 are now configured and managed completely differently in SharePoint 2013. The Office Web Applications are now created in an Office Web Apps farm. This lets you create a universal Office Web App environment that can host multiple SharePoint farms, as well as host content that can be accessed from within Lync, Exchange and File shares. The OWA farm lets users create, edit, and share content using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Furthermore, you can configure Office Online to enhance the users search experience by providing a document preview or thumbnail that is viewable from within the search result set. This session will discuss how and why you will want to implement the new Office Web Apps and the many benefits of doing so.

You will learn:

  • The deployment difference between the Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013
  • How to prepare for the installation of Office Web Apps
  • How to install and test the installation of Office Web Apps