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Deploying Office Web Apps on SharePoint Foundation Server 2010

With the impending Beta release of both SharePoint and Office Web Apps for business customers, this post discussing:
How Office Web Apps work once deployed on SharePoint (and thus what you should expect once you complete your installation and activation)? What steps an administrator would need to take in order to get the Beta version of the Office Web Apps deployed? From a high level, Office Web Apps are designed to represent your document, natively, in the browser, using only standard browser objects, such as HTML, JavaScript, etc. From a high-level, the installation process looks like this: • Install wcsetup.exe on every machine in your farm, and run PSConfig once installation is complete • Once installed, start the aforementioned services on the boxes on which you want to run the supporting services for Office Web Apps, and then activate the service applications for the farm. • If you’re going to take advantage of PowerPoint Web App to power the PowerPoint Broadcast feature, add support for that feature by creating a Broadcast Site Collection (more information here) • Activate “Office Web Apps,” listed under SharePoint’s Site Collection Features, on each site collection for which Office Web Apps should be available.

More info: Deployment Guide

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