ADM301 - Integrating Office Online with SharePoint
Brian Alderman MVP, MCT
Microsoft Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Applications (OWA), is documented
as an optional SharePoint component, but in reality it is a requirement to take full advantage of SharePoint's new features. Office Online Server provides a powerful punch to SharePoint by providing Excel Services, Search results document preview, Business Intelligence features, and the use of Durable Links functionality introduced in SharePoint Server 2016.
These browser-based services were once configured and managed as service applications in earlier versions of SharePoint, but are now configured and managed in a separate OOS farm which allows you to create a universal Office Online environment that can host multiple SharePoint farms, as well as communicate with Skype for Business and Exchange. The OOS farm allows users to create, share, and even edit content using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
This session will discuss how to deploy, configure, and manage this critical Office Online Server farm.