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…


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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Users redirected to wrong OneDrive library

Scenario Users are redirected to the wrong OneDrive site after saving a newly created document in Office Web Apps 2013. Cause We've discussed how the wopisessioncontext cookie works with the Office Web Apps 2013 in the past here… http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_web_apps_server_2013_support_blog/archive/2014/01/22/office-web-apps-2013-web-apps-redirect-to-incorrect-sharepoint-library.aspx In this situation we are seeing users being redirected to the last OneDrive library they visited,…

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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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Demystifying Spring 2014 updates for Office Web Apps Server 2013

As you might know, when Microsoft originally released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office Web Apps Server 2013 in April 2014, we discovered a flaw which prevents any public or cumulative updates from being installed. Because of this flaw, we immediately removed the ability to download the service pack so we could repair it.  More…