Have you been looking for the Office 2010 tool to assess compatibility of your existing Microsoft Office files and macros?  Early this morning, we released the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) 2010 which will help you assess and migrate your documents.  You can download OMPM 2010 here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81d208f0-7ace-499c-8975-728c648b8b43

OMPM is an IT Pro tool, helping you discover and assess compatibility of existing Office documents for migration from the binary document formats (Office 97-2003: .doc, .xls, etc.) to OpenXML formats (Office 2007 and beyond: .docx, .xlsx, etc.).  Additionally OMPM 2010 adds features to assess macro compatibility with Office 2010 and 64 bit Office compatibility.  The toolkit also contains the Office File Converter (OFC) which enables bulk document conversions from binary to OpenXML formats.

OMPM 2010 Update Highlights:

  • Bulk Macro Compatibility Scanning – incorporates logic from Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI) tool to produce count of potential number of VBA issues due to changes in object model.  A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
  • Bulk 64-bit compatibility scanning - incorporates logic from OCCI tool to produce count of potential number of 64-bit (declare) VBA issues due use of 64-bit Office.  A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
  • Pre-defined date filtering for scans – new configuration options are available in the Offscan.ini file to allow exclusion of files based on last accessed or last modified dates.  Files which are skipped can be logged.
  • SQL 2008/SQL 2008 R2 support – Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has been enabled, remains compatible with SQL 2005.

Also check out the Office Compatibility Resource Centre on Office TechNet (www.officeitpro.com)