Office Online Server (OOS)

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Office Online Server (OOS). Now you can offer the same functionality that you get from the Office 365 experience through your own on premise servers. This means that organizations that would like to offer a browser based experience of their office applications such as excel, word, etc. they can now do so with this new offering without having to have an Office 365 plan.

MS said,

""OOS scales well for your enterprise whether you have 100 employees or 100,000. The architecture enables one OOS farm to serve multiple SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business instances. OOS is designed to work with SharePoint Server 2016, Exchange Server 2016 and Skype for Business Server 2016. It is also backwards compatible

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The future of SharePoint (and Office 365)

Today Microsoft came out with a mind blowing amount of information, features, previews, and announcements about the future of SharePoint and Office 365 and how it is the core of Microsoft's, its customers, and its partners business. Microsoft said, the future of SharePoint is not about SharePoint, "but about empowering people, teams, and organizations to achieve more." From office Graph, the new developer framework, to Flow and PowerApps, the amount of new features and functionality is absolutely mind blowing. Another interesting and somewhat either unexpected or long overdue announcement was the immediate release and availability of new iOS, Android, and Windows mobile apps for SharePoint and Office 365. The key note was delivered by Satya Nadella, himself and shows Microsoft's continued big bets on SharePoint and the Office platform. I, as a SharePoint developer for over 12 years now, am proud to be part of such a huge and vibrant

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Microsoft Word (Protected View) has stopped working. Microsoft experienced an error trying to open the file

Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Attachments, Visio, Access, Etc.) Crashes / Errors when Opening Files

If you're having tried opening any office documents from email attachments, outlook attachments, gmail attachments, file shares, a different author, edited by someone else, another computer, downloaded from Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, backup/synch service, then you are probably getting pretty annoyed at the following error/errors. If you're a network admin looking to solve the same issue through group policy, then click here. Microsoft Word (Protected View) has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem And Microsoft experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. *check the file permissions for the document or drive. * make sure there is sufficient free

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Turn off Microsoft Office Protected View with Group Policy Editor to prevent Protected View error / crashes on users PC

If you are a user and would like to learn how to fix this issue, please use this link to see how to fix the issue on your individual computer. If you're users have been opening any office documents from email attachments, outlook attachments, gmail attachments, file shares, a different author, edited by someone else, another computer, downloaded from Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, backup/synch service, then they are probably getting pretty annoyed at the following error/errors: Microsoft Word (Protected View) has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem And Microsoft experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. *check the file permissions for the document or drive. * make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space * open the file wih the text recovery converter. (C:\users\...\filename.docx) show

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Microsoft Flow – The MS version of IFTTT

  Microsoft Flow the MS IFTTT Equivalent for Office 365. I was trying to explain Microsoft PowerApps for Office 365 to someone today and I used an example of an IFTTT recipe to describe some of the capabilities of PowerApps.  Since that time I would not necessarily use that analogy, because their is actually, believe it or not, an app for that.  Microsoft Flow which launched only yesterday with no youtube video coverage or major hype from MS, can be reach by the public via https://flow.microsoft.com/ is bypassing Microsoft's normal request for access model and is allowing users to directly sign up right away in "Preview Mode".  Flow Their is a nice video that demonstrates the functionality and at the beginning they say, "Problem is their is no good way to get your apps to talk to each other, connect them, or is there? Introducing Microsoft Flow for Office

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