Archive for November, 2014

Integrating Office Web Apps Server with Exchange Server 2013

Thx Michael for a good blog post that helped me out..

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In Exchange 2013, your users can benefit from a rich(er) document viewing experience when integrating with Microsoft’s Office Web Apps 2013 Server. Before, Microsoft relied on a 3rd-party component from Oracle to provide the “Web-Ready Document Viewing” functionality.

One could debate whether the decision to pull his functionality from Exchange is a good idea, but given the recent security-related concerns and the problems it raised, I don’t think it’s such a bad idea after all. Besides that, Microsoft has now full control over the component which is something we can only benefit from as they now control the lifecycle, feature sets, updates etc…

For a fact, Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013 also leverage (and require) Office Web Apps in order to unlock their full feature set to the client. So if you are going to deploy any of these server applications, you’ll be looking at deploying an Office Web Apps…

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Handling SimpleURLs and Reverse Proxy during migration

Yes, Thx Tom-inge, this was my experience and it was solved when we added reverse proxy nr 2 during migration

I’ve thought about writing this post for a while, as the topic isn’t really covered very well in the Lync 2013 migration documentation. The issue is also only relevant when migrating from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013.

The scenario is this: You are doing a migration from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013. You are following the migration steps provided in the migration documentation, and have planned and prepared your migration, deployed a pilot pool and moved some pilot users to Lync 2013. Internally everything is working as it should,  all modalities are working and conferencing works via the meeting join page using simple urls regardless of which server the user is on.

Now, most of the deployments I do are not large enough that it is needed to use more than one FE pool and for external access one Edge pool and one reverse Proxy. Because of this, most of the conferencing going on is involving…

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