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1 using SharePoint Automation Services; THE ADMINISTRATOR, DEVELOPER, AND USER PRIMER

2 About me Working with SharePoint since WSSv2 SharePoint Server MVP SharePoint-Community.net rep SharePoint MSDN/TechNet Forums Moderator Nauplius Open Source Development Deep-dive in SharePoint

3 using Word Automation Services; CONVERTING WORD DOCUMENTS

4 What is…? Provides a service to convert Word documents (DOC, DOCX) from one file format to another… … such as, PDF, XPS, JPG, PNG, RTF, XML… Preserves embedded fonts and images during conversion Contains Workflow support, making mass-automated conversion processes easy to perform Or can be leveraged by any application running from the SharePoint server

5 WAS: Administration Available with SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Standard or Enterprise Service Instance [Word Automation Services] Service Application Central Administration PowerShell (New-SPWordConversionServices) Conversions executed by Timer Job, every 15 minutes by default Configuration via Central Administration or PowerShell (Set- SPWordConversionServices)

6 WAS: Administration Cont. Documents are kept in-memory during conversion, monitor memory usage Large documents can have a significant processor impact Document conversion occurs within WordServerWorker.exe Account running Service Application Pool must be Farm Administrator

7 WAS: Administration Cont. Extensive diagnostics support, but…. … not very useful.

8 WAS: Developer Requires Full Trust Code; Server Side Object Model Only – Not Available in Office 365 Scott Hiller provides a REST endpoint (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2013-Convert- 1e0578a1) … on-premises onlyhttp://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2013-Convert- 1e0578a1 Provides a queue to add one or more documents to Use the Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions namespace

9 WAS: Developer Cont. Create a ConversionJob with Word Automation Services proxy and a UserToken Set the Output file format Give the job a Name Add the input file and output file to the job using URIs Start the job… and wait Use ConversionJobStatus to monitor jobs

10 WAS: Developer Cont. Traditional Conversion Process

11 WAS: Developer – Instant Access New Instant Conversions in SharePoint 2013, bypass the queue!

12 WAS: Developer Cont. SharePoint 2013 Instant Conversions

13 WAS: User Lets see how this actually works!

14 References Estimate performance and capacity requirements for Word Automation Services in SharePoint Server 2010 Word Automation Services Architecture What's new in Word Automation Services for developers Nauplius.WAS

15 using PowerPoint Automation Services; CONVERTING POWERPOINT DOCUMENTS

16 What is…? Provides a service to convert PowerPoint documents (PPT, PPTX) from one file format to another… … such as, PDF, XPS, JPG, PNG… Preserves embedded fonts and images during conversion Contains Workflow support, making mass-automated conversion processes easy to perform Or can be leveraged by any application running from the SharePoint server

17 PAS: Administration Available with SharePoint 2013 Standard or Enterprise Service Instance [PowerPoint Conversion Services] Service Application PowerShell Only (New-SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication) Conversions executed immediately No Database for Service Application Configuration via PowerShell Only (Set- SPPowerPointConversionServiceApplication)

18 PAS: Administration Cont. Documents are written to disk on SharePoint server running Service Instance (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\PowerPointConversion) Large documents can have a significant processor impact Document conversion occurs within pptworker.exe Account running Service Application Pool must be Farm Administrator Diagnostics are actually useful!

19 PAS: Developer Requires Full Trust Code; Server Side Object Model Only – Not Available in Office 365 There is no queue, documents are immediately converted Use the Microsoft.Office.Server.PowerPoint.Conversion namespace

20 PAS: Developer Cont. Pass a valid SPFile Binary Stream into a PresentationRequest with a reference to the output SPFileStream and PresentationType Conversions are Asynchronous. Use BeginConvert and EndConvert Save output SPFileStream as SPFile to target location No method available to monitor jobs Can be leveraged by console applications or other Web Applications where the Server OM is available

21 PAS: Developer Cont. Standard Conversion Process

22 PAS: User Demo x2!

23 References PowerPoint Automation Services in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to PowerPoint Automation Services in SharePoint Server 2013 Nauplius.PAS


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