softwares needed to install on Staging and PROD servers for office development in SP Farm RRS feed

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    wanted to know what softwares i need to install in my staging and prod servers, if my SP portal solution contains parsing the docs, excels, csv files. i have  installed ms office in my dev env , sp 2013 etc.

    my  question is , should i install ms office in the staging and PROD servers also for working with these files  [ except SP installables] ?


    • Edited by DADasRF Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:08 AM
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:07 AM

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  • i think you need to have office web apps server configure to use office docs
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:51 AM
  • Yes, you need to have Office Web Applications Server 2013 installed on a separate server(s) and the you bind SharePoint 2013 to it.

    Check the TechNet link below under supported operating systems and software


    Office Web Apps 2013

    Νικοσ Γιαννιοσ

    • Edited by Nikos Yannios Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:10 PM additional info
    • Proposed as answer by SekThang Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:07 AM
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:06 PM
  • So, 

     I can assume that I dont need to install MS OFFICE 2013 on the PROD server fo working with the exces, ppts, docs.

    because I have my SP Application's visual web parts with lot of business rules which does the parsing of excel file using openxml sdk/APIs custmoization on the excel file.

    So my  doubt was do we actually need to install  OFFICE 2013 on the PROD server, since my code  is a Full TrustedCode solution and  it depends on the files which is kept on D drive of the PROD server.

    I am reading the  these excel files from the D:\ drive and do the parsing.

    so i can confirm that i dont need to install  office in prod server, and  its just OWA 2013 is required on the server other than the SP WFE.


    • Edited by DADasRF Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:00 AM
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:00 AM