Troubleshooting Excel Web Access errors

Office Web Apps give users a browser-based viewing and editing experience by providing a representation of an Office document in the browser. When a user clicks on a document stored in a SharePoint document library, the document opens directly in the browser. The document appears in the browser similar to how it appears in the…

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Find useful Compete information on the “Why Microsoft” website

Last week Microsoft launched the new Why Microsoft website as part of The Future of Productivity website. On this website you can find useful information to compare Microsoft’s productivity platform against Google Apps, IBM, Cisco and OpenOffice. Microsoft vs Google Information On the Microsoft vs Google page, you will find a comparison between Microsoft and…

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Client solutions for WAN environments

Many organizations include users who are distributed across WAN links and users who are not always connected to the network. A new TechNet article for our SharePoint customers – Client solutions for WAN environments (SharePoint Server 2010) describes client solutions that can be used across slow network connections or when users are offline. Given below are some…

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Office 365: Part 3 – Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps are the online companion to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, Office Web Apps enables users to access and edit documents from anywhere you have a connection to your organization’s SharePoint site. Users can view, share, and work on documents with others online across personal computers, mobile phones, and the web. Refer…

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Office 365: Part 2 – Microsoft Office Professional Plus

As part of Office 365 offering, a subscription pricing model for Office will be available called Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop suite. This suite includes the following Office 2010 Applications: Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Microsoft Publisher 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010…

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Deploying Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, enabling people to access and do light editing or sharing of Office documents from virtually anywhere. I had given an overview in my previous post – Office Web Applications. This post is about getting access to the Office Web Apps for…

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Configuring co-authoring in SharePoint 2010

Recently published Co-authoring administration (SharePoint Server 2010) TechNet article provides guidance for administrators to configure co-authoring for their organization. Many of these are using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Configure versioning for co-authoring (SharePoint Server 2010) – When multiple authors work on the same document, edits are retained on the server as document versions. This article describes how to configure…

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Docs – Experiencing Office Web Apps and Facebook integration

What is Docs? Docs allows Facebook users to create, save, edit and share Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) documents online with their Facebook friends. Docs shows up as an App on your Facebook profile and new documents also show up in the news feed. Read more here: Introducing Docs for Facebook Docs was created…

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Experiencing Office Web Apps in SkyDrive

Microsoft Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, enabling people to access and do light editing or sharing of Office documents from virtually anywhere. Office Web Apps is available to consumers and businesses through: SkyDrive in Windows Live: For consumers and small business users, Office Web Apps is available…

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Office Web Apps and IRM

In case you did not notice, Office Web Apps will not work for documents in Information Rights Management (IRM) protected libraries. If you try to open/edit a IRM protected document in browser, you will notice an error similar to this: For IRM-protected document libraries or libraries containing IRM protected documents, it is recommended that the…

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