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  • Question

  • Hello Exchange experts,

    I would like to know if Office Web Apps 2013 is supported by Exchange 2016.

    We are working with a Customer that has an Exchange 2013 with OWA 2013 architecture. I would like to understand if Exchange 2016 can integrate with existing Office Web Apps 2013 server.

    Thanks & Regards,

    J.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 4:05 PM

Answers

  • Hello Exchange experts,

    I would like to know if Office Web Apps 2013 is supported by Exchange 2016.

    We are working with a Customer that has an Exchange 2013 with OWA 2013 architecture. I would like to understand if Exchange 2016 can integrate with existing Office Web Apps 2013 server.

    Thanks & Regards,

    J.

    I was under the impression you needed to use Office Online Server with 2016.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt170644%28v=exchg.160%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


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    • Proposed as answer by Mark Gossa Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, November 9, 2015 4:26 AM
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:33 PM
  • Hi,

    In previous releases of Exchange, OWA included document preview for Office and PDF documents, reducing the need to have a full fidelity client. SharePoint 2013 had a similar feature, however it used the Office Web Apps Server 2013 (now rebranded as Office Online Server) to accomplish this capability. Within Office 365, we also leverage Office Online Server to provide this capability, ensuring uniform document preview and editing capability across the suite.

    In Exchange Server 2016, we leverage Office Online Server to provide the rich document preview and editing capabilities for OWA.

    More detailed information, please refer to the below link:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/05/05/exchange-server-2016-architecture.aspx

    Regards,           

    David


    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Friday, November 6, 2015 9:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, November 9, 2015 4:26 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:26 AM

All replies

  • While I didn't see any official doc on this issue, I can't think of any reason why it's not supported.
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:11 PM
  • Hello Exchange experts,

    I would like to know if Office Web Apps 2013 is supported by Exchange 2016.

    We are working with a Customer that has an Exchange 2013 with OWA 2013 architecture. I would like to understand if Exchange 2016 can integrate with existing Office Web Apps 2013 server.

    Thanks & Regards,

    J.

    I was under the impression you needed to use Office Online Server with 2016.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt170644%28v=exchg.160%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


    Twitter!: Please Note: My Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

    • Proposed as answer by Mark Gossa Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, November 9, 2015 4:26 AM
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:33 PM
  • Hi,

    In previous releases of Exchange, OWA included document preview for Office and PDF documents, reducing the need to have a full fidelity client. SharePoint 2013 had a similar feature, however it used the Office Web Apps Server 2013 (now rebranded as Office Online Server) to accomplish this capability. Within Office 365, we also leverage Office Online Server to provide this capability, ensuring uniform document preview and editing capability across the suite.

    In Exchange Server 2016, we leverage Office Online Server to provide the rich document preview and editing capabilities for OWA.

    More detailed information, please refer to the below link:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/05/05/exchange-server-2016-architecture.aspx

    Regards,           

    David


    • Proposed as answer by David Wang_ Friday, November 6, 2015 9:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wang_ Monday, November 9, 2015 4:26 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:26 AM
  • Hello Exchange experts,

    I would like to know if Office Web Apps 2013 is supported by Exchange 2016.

    We are working with a Customer that has an Exchange 2013 with OWA 2013 architecture. I would like to understand if Exchange 2016 can integrate with existing Office Web Apps 2013 server.

    Thanks & Regards,

    J.

    I was under the impression you needed to use Office Online Server with 2016.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt170644%28v=exchg.160%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


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    Correct. Exchange 2016 only supports Office Online Server.
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:13 PM