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Using Alfresco from Microsoft Office

With Alfresco Office Services (AOS) you can access Alfresco directly from your Microsoft Office applications.

This means that you can browse, open, and save Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) in Alfresco without the need to access Alfresco through Chrome, Firefox, or another web browser.

You can also browse Alfresco from Windows Explorer, or map a network drive to Alfresco.

This is all done by entering an Alfresco web address from Microsoft Office applications and just giving it a slight modification.

Alfresco server

To connect with Alfresco the URL needs to end in "/alfresco/aos", so if your Alfresco address is

https://mycompany.com

then you'd enter

https://mycompany.com/alfresco/aos/

Alfresco Cloud

To connect with Alfresco you need to add "sp" to the URL, so if your Alfresco address is

https://my.alfresco.com/share/mycompany.com/sitename/

then you'd enter

https://sp.alfresco.com/mycompany.com/sitename/

For Alfresco Cloud you always need to enter a site name. For both Alfresco server and Alfresco Cloud you can enter URLs that are specific to a site, folder, or file, for example, https://mycompany.com/alfresco/aos/Sites/sitename/documentLibrary/foldername/filename for Alfresco server and https://sp.alfresco.com/mycompany.com/sitename/foldername/filename for Alfresco Cloud.
  • Site or folder-specific URL - browse through the site or folder to find the file you want
  • File-specific URL - open the file directly

Depending on whether you're using Windows or Mac, there are a few differences to how you do all this, and you'll need to be online.

Note: Alfresco administrators can find out more about installing and configuring AOS here.

There are lots of ways that using Alfresco from Microsoft Office will help you to work more efficiently, so we've pulled together just a few examples.

AOS Alfresco properties

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