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    You are itching to give the new Office a spin and we don’t blame you! It’s everything you’ve grown fond of plus many cool new features all rolled up in a beautiful package of apps that play so well together. Before you jump in, take a minute to make sure your system will be able to...
  • Blog Post: Office.com articles for using Access with SQL Server

    A customer named The Borg recently responded to our (Almost) everything you ever wanted to know about Access 2010 blog post with the following comment: Access is such a great tool, with all sorts of data sources, but when we ask our users to migrate from using Access-centric backen data sources to...
  • Blog Post: How to install Office 2010 applications for a subset of users in your organization

    We have received questions about how to install Microsoft Access 2010 only for some, but not all users in an organization. For example, some enterprises that are deploying Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 may want to deploy Access 2010 only to a subset of users. In such cases, administrators...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 session videos are live

    Couldn’t make it to Tech Ed this year? Here is your chance to watch the session videos online. You can view the full list of videos, including the keynotes, on the TechEd Online site. The sessions listed below are tailored for Office IT Pros. · Microsoft Office 2010: Under the Hood Investments...
  • Blog Post: Getting your users up to speed with the 2007 Office system

    There are many learning resources that you can make available to your users to help your deployment of the 2007 Office system go more smoothly. These include: Office Online . Users can look up how-to information, download templates and clip art, and access many different types of learning resources...
  • Blog Post: Important information for Access 2010 64-bit customers regarding Office 2010 SP1

    A customer recently contacted us via this blog about issues reported with Access 2010 and SP1. The issues reported relate specifically to the 64-bit version of Access 2010. Please see the topic Using 64-bit Access 2010? You may want to wait on SP1 on the Access Blog for additional details.
  • Blog Post: Customize these Office 2007 training presentations for your users

    You can customize and use each of these presentation templates to provide in-house training to your users. Each presentation contains detailed instructions for performing the task, including screenshots and short quizzes. Instructions on how to use the template are included on the last slide in each...
  • Blog Post: Cool add-ins for Office 2007

    I compiled a list of add-ins for Office 2007 that you might find useful. The ones that affect two or more products appear first, then they appear (roughly) alphabetically by product. Enjoy! Add-in Description 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting the error “Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped” when scanning Access databases using OMPM for Office 2010

    We've seen several recent reports of customers hitting the following errors when using OMPM to scan Access databases: Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped. Not logging Access properties for database. One of our Microsoft consultants, Sebastien Roche, discovered a...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a reference document on Access 2010 VBA?

    A customer recently left the following comment in our Changes in Access 2010 topic in the Office Resource Kit: “lookin all over for a reference document on Access 2010 VBA... have an excellent one downloaded for Excel VBA but can not find Access.” You won't find VBA content in the Office...
  • Blog Post: Changes to hotfixes in the December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2010

    The December 2010 Cumulative Update originally released December 14, 2010 and shown on the Office Update Center page now contains changes to the following hotfix packages. These changes are dated December 31, 2010: SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp) SharePoint Foundation 2010...
  • Blog Post: (Almost) everything you ever wanted to know about Access 2010

    I just inherited ownership of Access 2010 IT Pro documentation for the Office 2010 Resource Kit. And by documentation, I mean one topic-- Changes in Access 2010 . Historically, the Office Resource Kit has contained very little content about Access. On the other hand, there is quite a bit of Access content...