Office IT Pro Blog

News and tips for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office.
  • Collect data about Office installations by using the new Robust Office Inventory Scan script

    The Office Sustained Engineering and the Office Deployment Support teams have published Robust Office Inventory Scan (ROIScan.vbs), a new Visual Basic script that administrators can use to collect data about Office installations and to help detect and...
  • Tech-Ed Atlanta presentations available online

    Didn't make it to Tech-Ed North America 2011 last week? Or maybe you did but didn't make it to all the talks you wanted to? Well, no worries because many of the presentations are now available to watch online, or download to your choice of device to view...
  • Tips for using SQL filters with OMPM

    A consultant recently asked us whether OMPM supports using wildcards for scanning files. Turns out, OMPM doesn’t support this, but our OMPM guru Curtis Sawin says it’s better to scan everything and then filter the results instead. Here he...
  • TechEd Atlanta : Day 3

    Wow - not only did I find out the Canucks are actually leading 2-0 over the Sharks, but today was a great day about “Assessing, Building and Deploying”. What does that mean to you? The Office team handed out copies of the Desktop Proof...
  • TechEd Atlanta : Day 2

    If you missed out on TechEd Berlin highlights , follow the links for each day. Last night was great as everyone came to enjoy the Product Fair and the Technical Learning Center in the Exhibition Center. As day two rolled in, new faces came by to...
  • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 10 (SIR v10)

    The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report - volume 10 (SIR v10) was recently released. What is the Security Intelligence Report? The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is an investigation of the current threat landscape of operating systems, web...
  • TechEd Atlanta : Day 1

    At 8:55am (EST) the final launch of the Endeavor lifted off, and at the Georgia World Congress Center, TechEd North America got ready with the 2011 Keynote Address.. Having missed out on seeing the first round of the Western Conference Finals (Canucks...
  • Announcing additional details of SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

    Today, on the Microsoft Office Updates blog , the Office Division announced additional details of the upcoming release of SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. SP1 is on track for release at the end of June 2011. All language versions of SP1 will release...
  • Project Resource Center redesigned for Project 2010

    The new Project 2010 Resource Center contains links to numerous articles and videos to help you learn the IT professional aspects of Project Professional 2010 and Project Standard 2010, including related information about Project Server 2010. The resource...
  • The Office 2010 KMS host is no longer supported on Windows Small Business Server 2003

    If you are creating an Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Server 2003, be aware that an Office 2010 KMS host is currently supported only on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003. Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Small Business...
  • Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation

    We've had some questions about deploying Office 2010 software updates by using the Updates folder. The Updates folder is used to store Office Customization Tool (OCT) .msp files (setup customization files) and any Office 2010 software updates that you...
  • Where is the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide?

    The previously stand-alone Microsoft product-specific security guides, including the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide, are now included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool. The security guidance from Microsoft Solution Accelerators...
  • Fuzz Testing in Office

    We’ve made a few changes in how we develop and test our productivity software that resulted in Office 2010 becoming the most secure version of Microsoft Office yet. In addition to designing Office with potential threats in mind, reviewing programming...
  • You Asked...We Answered...What is a Resource Center?

    A Resource Center is a portal into crucial application information for the IT Pro. The 2010 Resources pages provide links to information that includes articles, videos, whitepapers, blogs, and forums about Office 2010 application feature changes, migration...