Office Web Apps 2013 External Users

Hello Everyone, The point of this blog is to help you understand your options when configuring OWA to work with external users. There is one major configuration issue with this, that is that office web app calls need to be passed through, seemingly, without being challenged. In lync 2013 there are articles that talk about the configuration…

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Configure ARR as a reverse proxy for Office Web Apps 2013 external users

With the Application Request Routing service becoming more widely used it was felt that it would be good to touch on how this can be used as a reverse proxy for Office Web App deployments. (this does not cover how to install the ARR software on the server or configuration for external sharepoint use). 1….

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Deploying the Office Web Apps Server 2013 – "Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Encountered an error during setup"

If you are planning to deploy an Office Web Apps Farm, the following data could be useful for you in case you are encountering the "Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 Encountered an error during setup" error while running the installation package.It specifically happens on virtual environments with Windows Server 2012 (R 2) and the error looks like…


Clarifications on Dropbox integration with Office Online

Over the past month, we've spoken to many customers regarding our newly released Dropbox integration for Office Online. The Office announcement blog HERE does a great job of illustrating what the integration does and how it works. However, our customers brought up some very valid concerns regarding the integration. So we wanted to quell some of…


How to use custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013

Scenario You would like to utilize custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Resolution We have seen several instances of customers using custom fonts with Office Web Apps Server 2013; here is our compiled list of information surrounding using custom fonts. -Font files must be .otf files.  We have tested extensively with .ttf files…

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Antivirus and Intermittent issues viewing documents with Office Web Apps 2013

Scenario We have seen a number of support incidents with intermittent errors when viewing Office documents using Office Web Apps 2013.  All Office file types are affected, most often PowerPoint and Word.  Often, the same document will display at one time, then throw an error at another.  The errors seen by users are varied and…

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Increasing the size limit of embedded media for the PowerPoint Web App

Increasing the size limit of embedded media for the PowerPoint Web App   Cause: The Office Web Apps Server is limited to 50MB for embedded media in the PowerPoint Web App   Error:   Please be aware that while the following information may resolve your issue, it is not a solution supported by Microsoft. Resolution:…

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After upgrading SharePoint Server to SP1 or later, you are no longer able to view Word or PowerPoint documents with Office Web Apps Server 2013

Problem: After upgrading SharePoint Server to SP1 or later, you are no longer able to view Word or PowerPoint documents with Office Web Apps Server 2013. Symptom: Office Web Apps give the error of "Sorry, we ran into a problem." and gives the options to Restart, or Exit. Software combination scenarios we see the issue:…

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