Office Online Server (OOS)

Do you remember Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2013 , Microsoft changed its name to Office Online Server but it doesn’t mean this is not on premises.

As Office web apps , You can View and Create/Edit (need a license) the following documents types:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • OneNote

This product is not only for SharePoint , you can use it with other Microsoft products like exchange , Skype , .. and that’s why it needs a separate server.

Also it provides your search preview feature and mandatory for SharePoint 2016 BI.

For more information https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/office-online-server-now-available/

 

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