Control whether PDFs open in Word Web App or the default PDF reader

Use Windows PowerShell commands to adjust settings so that PDFs open in the program you want. When users open a PDF file from a SharePoint document library that uses Office Web Apps Server, the default behavior is to open the PDF in Word Web App. If this isn’t the behavior you want, or if your…

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Who moved my Garage?

Season 2 of the Garage series with host Jeremy Chapman is now on the new Office 365 Technology blog.  Looking for the latest new Office Garage Series post?  The scope of the show has expanded for season 2.  And with that, you can now find the show on the new Office 365 Technology blog.  As…


New "Quick guide to Office editions" poster

Download a copy of the “Quick guide to Office editions” poster and get links to additional information about what’s covered in the poster. Not sure what Office 365 ProPlus is? Curious about the difference between Office Web Apps and Office on Demand? Did you know there are Office apps specifically designed for Windows 8? We’ve…

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New Office Web Apps Server poster and content roadmap

We’ve published two new resources to help you learn about Office Web Apps Server and to help you find the content you need to plan, deploy and manage Office Web Apps Server. Content roadmap for Office Web Apps Office Web Apps Server overview (poster) Also, if you’d like to see what’s involved in deploying Office…


April 2013 Office Update Release including an Office Web Apps Server update

Learn about the April 2013 Office Update Release that includes updates for Office, Office Web Apps Server, and SharePoint Products. Updates have been released for Office including an update for Office Web Apps Server.  Remember that to apply the Office Web Apps Server update, you must follow the steps described in Apply software updates to…


Create a custom WOPI host for Office Web Apps Server

If you’re a developer for a document storage system and you’d like to use Office Web Apps with that system, we have what you have been waiting for!  Well to be more specific the Office Developer blog has it!  The Office Developer blog post Introducing WOPI describes how to create a WOPI host—which is basically a software…


Office Web Apps on SharePoint 2010 products: What are the updates since the July 2011 updates?

This post describes what order to apply updates for Office Web Apps installed on SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010. In a previous post on this blog, we talked about what order to apply Service Pack 1 and the June 2011 cumulative update for Office Web Apps running on-premises on SharePoint 2010.   If you haven’t…


March 2013 update released for Office Web Apps Server

An update for Office Web Apps Server was released on March 5th.  You can find details on what’s included in the March update and where to get it from here:Description of the Office Web Apps Server 2013 hotfix package (Wacserver-x-none.msp): March 5, 2013 The March update also includes the changes described in the February 2013…


Office and the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device — what’s supported?

Learn what versions of Office are supported on the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device and how that device differs from the Surface with Windows RT device for deploying Office. Back in November, we blogged about which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT. Last week, Microsoft started…

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Introducing Office Web Apps Server

This post is written by Nick Simons, a Senior Program Manager for Office Web Apps. In the summer of 2010, we introduced you to the Office Web Apps: browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. We made these products available as a set of SharePoint applications. Customers deploying Office Web Apps on their own…