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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 public beta announcement

    Here is the official word folks! Today, Microsoft is releasing the public beta of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, and Office Web Apps for business customers. Millions of people can download the beta at www.microsoft.com/2010 (or from TechNet: http://go.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Technical diagrams available for Office 2010

    Wouldn’t you prefer looking at a nice poster over reading a wall of text? We have some posters that can help you plan for your Office 2010 deployment. These include: · Deployment options for Office 2010 · Deploy Multilanguage packs for Office 2010 · 64-bit client installation of Office 2010...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit Technical Library available in Compiled Help format

    The Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit library is now available as a downloadable compiled Help (.chm) file. To download this file, see Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=183468 ). Resources · Office 2010 Beta Resource...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Office 2010 Beta documentation

    Yes, this is why we’ve been so quiet lately – we haven’t been napping all these months! As you may have noticed from the previous post (and tweets), Office 2010 (Beta) content is now on TechNet. More content will be published over the next weeks and months. Here are the new sites to check out:...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Office 2010 with multiple languages

    Will you need to deploy Office 2010 with multiple languages? We have published six new and improved articles to help support you in that effort. They are: Plan for multilanguage deployment of Office 2010 This article discusses planning considerations for deploying Office 2010 with multiple languages...
  • Blog Post: The Office 2010 Beta expires October 31, 2010

    Michael C. Oldenburg from the Microsoft Office Blog sends the following gentle reminder about the upcoming expiration of the Office 2010 Beta: Didn't it seem like only yesterday when we made the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available? Actually, it's been nearly a year! Since then, Office 2010 has experienced...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 Security Baseline beta now available for download

    UPDATE (NEW) - 11/11/2010 : The Security Solution Accelerators team recently announced the release of the new Office 2010 Security Baseline that can be used with the Security Compliance Manager tool! New users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline by visiting the Microsoft Download Center...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Hotmail Connector available for Outlook 2010

    If you have been using Outlook Hotmail Connector to access your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts within Outlook 2007 or 2003, Outlook Connector is now available for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 32-bit and 64-bit. With Outlook Hotmail Connector you can use your Live Hotmail...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta

    If you're using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit version 5.0, you might be interested in the new 5.5 Beta. Although there is no new functionality related to Office 2010 assessment, the 5.5 beta supports easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure , heterogeneous database discovery...
  • Blog Post: Build your own book of TechNet articles

    Although the Office Resource Kit offers a set of downloadable books , we realize that there are many more possibilities for tailoring sets of articles for specific environments. So…the good news is that you can now build your own books of TechNet articles. You can pick and choose up to 100 articles...
  • Blog Post: How to import Outlook Data Files (.pst) – the files formally known as Personal Folder Files (.PST)

    If you upgrade from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010, your .pst files will auto-magically be imported into your Outlook profile. You don’t need to do anything (beyond upgrading) to get them there. If you want to do a clean install where you uninstall Outlook and then install Outlook 2010, you may need...