Office Web Applications

Office Web Applications (Office Web Apps) are web-browser based applications that enable users to edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files without needing Microsoft Office applications installed on client machines. The Windows Live service provides an Office Web Apps service for personal users and consumers, and enterprise organizations may install Office Web Apps within the SharePoint 2010 infrastructure, which is what I shall discuss in this chapter.

Unlike most of the features and service components of SharePoint 2010, Office Web Apps is installed using a separate installation package, which is available from the Microsoft Volume License Center. To make life a little more complicated, Office Web Apps requires ...

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