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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.2

Microsoft Office Online Server
Microsoft Office Online Server Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The Microsoft Office Online Server is a server-based application that can be installed locally on a company’s servers and made available for users on the company network only. This technology enables users to utilize the browser-based web service programs for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote internally instead of using the internet-based versions. Using the Office Online Server, an organization can reduce the number of locally installed office installations as users can create, read, edit and save their documents online through the company’s local intranet.

In summary, the Office Online Server allows multiple users access to Office Online products concurrently without exposing their network to the external internet.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.11
Decision Date: 11/01/2022 at 02:20:51 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Microsoft
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/01/2022 at 02:20:51 UTC).