I spoke to my colleague Mary Jo Foley the other day to discuss Office Web Apps, a recurring theme on this blog, and to shed some light on the non-free version that Microsoft is offering.
As students will be able to use SkyDrive to edit documents, slides and spreadsheets, universities no doubt in time will offer backend systems to provide a more stable, sharable format for students to use.
Long story short, it's been a bit of a pain but I have prevailed with graphical goodness to share amongst you lovely readers. I split my hard drive into two partitions and dual booted Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64), installed SharePoint Server 2010 (which is essential for Office Web Apps to work) and then the actual install. All in all, it took about three hours from initial install to ready-to-go. Not bad for a full turn around.
Lots more to read: (Foley) Microsoft to add SharePoint access to Live@edu (Foley) Office Web Apps access comes to mobile devices (Foley) Office Web Apps: Ten things to know (Whittaker) Students vs. Google Apps vs. Office Web Apps (Whittaker) Office 2010: new logo, Outlook, and user interface
So, on with the screenshots. There are four galleries, so click on a link or an image below. Feel free to leave comments as you normally do; the more feedback, the better.