Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013

Office Web Apps Server is a new Office server product that delivers browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. In this course, you will learn what exactly Office Web Apps 2013 is, how it works and how you can install and connect it with Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint.
Course info
Rating
(62)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 15, 2015
Duration
1h 47m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(62)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 15, 2015
Duration
1h 47m
Description

Office Web Apps Server is a new Office server product that delivers browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Unlike previous versions, where Office Web Apps was only an add-on for SharePoint Server, Office Web Apps Server can be connected to SharePoint, Lync, and Exchange as well as used to display office documents in custom websites. This course is designed to cover the deployment of Office Web Apps, starting from planning through maintenance as well as how to connect it to Lync, Exchange, and SharePoint in order to benefit from all of its possible features.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Designing an Office Web Apps Farm
Hello everybody, and welcome to this Pluralsight course on Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. You can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, and you can also read my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module we will talk about Office Web Apps farm architecture. We will first talk about the differences between Office Web Apps 2010 and Office Web Apps Server 2013. As a lot of viewers have used Office Web Apps for SharePoint in the past, I would like to point out the differences and improvements right away. We will then talk about Office Web Apps 2013 topologies, as well as talk about the topology we will use in this course. Afterwards, we will talk about all the hardware and software requirements for installing Office Web Apps. We will then talk about how to secure your Office Web Apps server, as well as how to properly create our SSL certificates. We will finish off this module by talking about how to license Office Web Apps, as well as the requirements to make it multilingual.

Installing Office Web Apps
Hello everybody, and welcome to this Pluralsight course on Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. You can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, and you can also read my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will talk about installing Office Web Apps. We will split this module in three main topics, and we will have a small demo after each one of them so you get the feeling of how it looks in real life. The first topic will be installing Office Web Apps prerequisites. We will talk on how to do it the easy way by using PowerShell, and also where to get those scripts. We will then talk about how to install Office Web Apps Server. And finally, we will talk about how to create the Office Web Apps farm, join the other servers, and check if everything works correctly.

Connecting Office Web Apps to SharePoint
Hello everybody and welcome to this Pluralsight course on planning and deploying Office Web Apps 2013. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. You can find me on Twitter at @vladcatrinescu, and you can also read my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll talk about connecting Office Web Apps to SharePoint. We'll first do a very fast overview of the new features that we will get when we connect SharePoint and Office Web Apps, so we know what our final goals are. We will then look at a few requirements that we have before connecting Office Web Apps with SharePoint, as well as understand the theory of how everything works together. We'll then jump in the lab and connect SharePoint to Office Web Apps, as well as test everything. And lastly, we'll talk about some post deployment configurations that you can do to make everything running as you want it to.

Connecting Office Web Apps to Exchange
Hello everybody, and welcome to this Pluralsight course on Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. You can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, and you can also read my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module we will talk about Connecting Office Web Apps to Exchange. We will first do a very fast overview of the new features that we get when we connect Exchange and Office Web Apps so we know what our final goals are. We will then look at a few requirements that we have before connecting Office Web Apps and Exchange, as well as understand how to connect them. We will then jump into a lab to connect them, as well as test everything. Lastly, we will talk about some postdeployment configurations you can do to make everything run as you want it to. Let's start with the features. With Exchange 2007 and 2010, Outlook Web App users could preview documents attached to emails directly from their browser by using WebReady Document Viewing that converted documents in HTML and displayed them in the browser. However, formatting was often lost and documents weren't always looking their greatest, as you can see in the small example I have here. When we connect Office Web Apps in Exchange, users now have the opportunity to open Office files directly in the browser, and with Office Web Apps 2013 the formatting is the same as in the client application, and we also have the choice to save files directly to PDF.

Maintaining Office Web Apps
Hello everybody, and welcome to this Pluralsight course on Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. You can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, and you can also read my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module we will talk about maintaining Office Web Apps. We will first start by learning how to modify Office Web Apps properties. For example, if you ever want to change the URL of Office Web Apps, the certificate, or even the ULS log path, we will look at how to make those changes, as well as some implications it may have. Afterwards we will look at how update Office Web Apps with a new service pack or cumulative update. We will look on how to update a single server farm, as well as a multiple server farm by causing the least downtime possible. Lastly, we will learn some troubleshooting techniques for Office Web Apps and where to look to get information about what's wrong with our farm.