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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Office Web Apps Server

Although not a Lync Server role in itself, a new server product that is very much a dependency for conferencing in Lync Server 2013 is the Office Web Apps Server. The purpose of the Office Web Apps Server is to deliver browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications. The service is designed to work with products that support Web Application Open Platform Interface protocol (WOPI). Lync Server 2013 is among the first Microsoft applications to leverage the Office Web Apps Server, along with SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013. A single Office Web Apps Server instance or farm can provide browser-based file viewing and editing of Office documents for all of these applications.

For Lync Server 2013 specifically, one Office ...

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