Microsoft MVP, MCT
Consultant, Speaker, Author
This session will discuss how and why you will want to implement the new Office Web Apps and the many benefits of doing so.
The Microsoft Office Web Applications, OWA, (now called Office Online) that were once configured and managed as a service application in SharePoint 2010 are configured and managed completely different in SharePoint 2013. The Office Web Applications are now created in an Office Web Apps farm, which allows you to 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 allows users to create, edit, and share content using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Furthermore, Office Online can be configured 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.