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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 64-bit editions

    Processors that are 64-bit are quickly becoming the standard for systems ranging from servers to desktop computers. The 64-bit systems can use more virtual and physical memory than 32-bit processors. This allows users to work with much larger data sets than they could previously, to analyze and solve...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 64-bit versus 32-bit install?

    We posted earlier about the availability of 64-bit editions of Office 2010 . If you are wondering about which edition of Office 2010 to install, the recommendations are as follows: If users in your organization depend on existing extensions to Office, such as ActiveX controls, third...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Office Customization Tool and Windows Installer version

    We've had some questions about the Windows Installer version required by the Office 2010 Office Customization Tool (OCT) and would like to clarify the requirements. In Office 2010, there are two architecture-specific versions of the OCT, one for 32-bit Office 2010 and one for 64-bit Office 2010. The...
  • Blog Post: Updated technical diagrams

    We have updated the following Technical Diagrams for Office 2010 . Click the links below to download the posters that you want. Deployment Options for Microsoft Office 2010 - Updated general graphics and OCT screenshot; updated text in the “Application virtualization” column....
  • Blog Post: What’s new for IT Pros in the new Office release?

    We hope you’ve had a chance to try out the Consumer Preview release of the new Office, which has lots of new features and improvements to help you more easily manage your Office installations. You can find these features and improvements in What's new for IT professionals . The article summarizes...
  • Blog Post: Office Customization Tool changes in Office 2010

    The Office Customization Tool is part of the Setup program and is the primary tool that administrators use to customize an Office 2010 (and 2007 Office system) client installation. The OCT is included in Volume License versions of Office 2010 such as Office 2010 Professional Plus. Office 2010 includes...