Office Web Apps enables users to view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files using a supported web browser on computers and mobile devices. While this piece focuses on the integration of Office Web Apps Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013, OWA is as well available through SharePoint Online and Office 365, SkyDrive, and Office 2013.
Below are the steps I have followed to integrate Office Web Apps Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.
- Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013. In this instance, I am running a SharePoint Server 2013 RTM, Windows Server 2012, and SQL Server 2012.
- Install Office Web Apps Server 2013 in a distinct server. Office Web Apps Server could not be installed on a SharePoint server.
- Activate Web Server Role, Application Server Role, and Ink and Handwriting Services Feature in the Office Web Apps server.
- Deploy Office Web Apps Server 2013 using the guidance provided at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455.aspx .
- Configure SharePoint Server 2013 to use Office Web Apps 2013 using the guidance provided at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687.aspx.
At this point, we could now enjoy viewing and editing our Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files using a web browser on computers and mobile devices.
Hoping that I have shared some points on SharePoint.