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Microsoft Office Web Apps: How To Buy

Planning Office Web Apps in your organisation?

How you deploy Office Web Apps will depend on how users in your organisation will use the Web apps to view and edit Office documents in your SharePoint environment. Your Office Web Apps deployment will also depend on your SharePoint server configuration and hardware resources.

  • In smaller organisations, all of the Office Web Apps components can be deployed on a single SharePoint 2010 Products server. Although this kind of solution does have limitations, as your needs change, you can later expand your Office Web Apps and SharePoint solution to a multiple server farm.
  • For medium and large-scale organisations, you can install Office Web Apps on multiple servers in a SharePoint 2010 Products server farm. You can optimise performance not only for users viewing and editing Office documents using Office Web Apps, but also for other SharePoint services that are running on the same server farm.