PowerPoint Web App encountered an error. Please try again.

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Ever seen this error? I cam across this in a new environment and was befuddled for a short while. Then, also realizing it was a new environment, I’d thought to check the service applications in Central Administration (Central Administration > Application Management > Service Applications > Manage Service Applications).

There was the problem – there was no service application configured for PowerPoint! So, the moral of this short blog post is, when using Office Web Applications in SharePoint 2010, and you receive an error similar to this, be sure to check your service applications, and make sure they exist!

This has been a Public Service Application Announcement.

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