Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Office Web Apps installation

I went to a demo yesterday at Microsoft where I actually got to see Microsoft Office Web Apps live for the first time. Wow! Even better than I’d imagined.

 

After the demo was over I was real disappointed because I thought that I’d have to wait until Office 2010 get released on May 12 to get a hold of Microsoft Office Web Apps. WRONG.

 

If you visit this site:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=27d81b1c-18ae-4983-8e1c-224bb747eb99&displaylang=en

 

and follow this document:

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/ff431687(office.14).aspx

 

you can download a beta copy, which is exactly what I’ve done. Here is a brief installation overview.

 

You need to have SharePoint 2010 installed and operating on a server. Once you have downloaded the file package double click it to run.

 

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It will be expanded.

 

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You will then be asked for the license key (which is found in the documentation link above).

 

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Accept the license agreement.

 

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Choose an installation location.

 

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Wait for package to copy files.

 

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Run the SharePoint config wizard.

 

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Commence the set up.

 

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A few services get restarted.

 

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Office Web Apps gets configured.

 

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All done with install, now for configuration.

 

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Go to System Settings in SharePoint Central Admin and select Manage services on server.

 

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Ensure Excel, PowerPoint and Word Services are running.

 

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Got Application Management then Manage service applications.

 

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Make sure Office Web Apps services are running.

 

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Now go to the Site Settings for your SharePoint site.

 

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Locate Site Collection features under Site Collection Administration.

 

 

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Activate Office Web Apps.

 

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Find Word doc on your site and click it to open.

 

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Bamm – Word document in a web browser courtesy of Office Web Apps.

 

I am impressed. More testing to come soon.