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Insider's guide to custom reporting in (and out of!) Telemetry Dashboard
Learn how to create custom PivotTable reports using Office Telemetry data in Excel 2013—without using Telemetry Dashboard. Customers often ask us if it’s possible to set up a separate Excel workbook for creating custom reports of Office Telemetry data. The answer is yes indeed! But it...
6 Aug 2013
Download the new Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack
Visio 2010 users can use this pack to open files created in the newer Visio 2013 file format. Visio 2010 users can download the Visio Compatibility Pack from the Microsoft Download Center. This pack lets Visio 2010 users open files created in the newer Visio 2013 drawing file format (files with a...
31 Jul 2013
New Telemetry Dashboard article and video on custom reporting on TechNet
Find out how custom reports in Telemetry Dashboard help you create a customized view of Office telemetry data. If you’ve used Telemetry Dashboard, you may have seen the Custom Report worksheet but didn’t quite know what it’s used for. After all, there’s already a ton of data...
30 Apr 2013
Recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry
This post describes recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry, such as how the agents are licensed, installing agents on Windows XP and Windows Vista, and more. It’s been rewarding to see an increase in Office Telemetry questions come in through forums and internal discussion groups. More...
26 Mar 2013
Introducing the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool, Tdadm.exe, and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard
Learn about the new Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard. We are pleased to announce that the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) is now available in the Microsoft Download Center. You can use this tool to: ...
7 Feb 2013
Download the new Microsoft Visio Viewer
In case you missed the announcement, the Visio team has announced the availability of the Microsoft Visio Viewer on their blog .The Microsoft Visio Viewer is a free download that lets your users view Visio drawings without having Visio installed on their computer. This download is also useful for users...
18 Jan 2013
Introducing content roadmaps for Office IT Pros
The Office Resource Kit team is rolling out a series of content roadmaps for subject areas like Office 2013 deployment and compatibility. We designed these roadmaps with several goals in mind: Give context and order to the articles so that you know what to read, when, and why. Act as a central...
13 Dec 2012
Deploy Telemetry Agent by using System Center Configuration Manager
This blog post was written by Shinobu Furuma, a Program Manager on the Office Solutions Management team. In our last blog post, we introduced how to Quickly set up Office Telemetry Dashboard on a workgroup or domain-joined computer . In this post, we’d like to explain how you can deploy Telemetry...
29 Nov 2012
Deploying labels (tags) for better analysis in Telemetry Dashboard
When you deploy Telemetry Agent to clients, you can specify up to four labels that best describe your users. Labels are one of the key features of Telemetry Dashboard because they let you filter the collected telemetry data by geographical location, individual business groups, specific types of users...
15 Nov 2012
New Telemetry Dashboard video and article on TechNet
If you've never seen Telemetry Dashboard in action, check out our new video, Quick tips for Telemetry Dashboard navigation . These tips help you start the dashboard, hide and show data, and quickly go back to a previous worksheet. If you're still in the process of evaluating Telemetry Dashboard, be...
13 Nov 2012
Introducing Telemetry Log in Office 2013
This post is written by David Matsumoto, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In our recent blog posts, we’ve been talking about the Office Telemetry features that are new for Office 2013. You may have read a few blog posts that discussed Telemetry Dashboard in greater...
6 Nov 2012
New Office 2013 compatibility and telemetry content for IT Pros in the Office Resource Kit
We've published a new Visio poster and article about compatibility and telemetry in Office 2013. These are both good starting points for IT Pros who want a high-level view without diving into too much detail. The Visio poster (also available in PDF format and Zoom-it ) describes how telemetry works...
17 Oct 2012
Quickly set up Office Telemetry Dashboard on a workgroup or domain-joined computer
This blog post was written by Junko Kyomasu, a Program Manager in the Office Solutions Management team Office Telemetry Dashboard is a new, powerful tool to manage Office documents and add-ins in your organization. It enables a better upgrade experience from your existing Office to Office 2013. We’re...
25 Sep 2012
Let's manage add-ins using Telemetry Dashboard
This blog post was written by Nobuko Miwa, a Program Manager in the Office Solutions Management team HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MANAGE ADD-INS FOR OFFICE? If you are an IT pro who manages application use, you might want to manage add-ins for Office as well. If you can prevent end users from running non...
18 Sep 2012
The Mathematics of Office Compatibility
Back in July, one of our Office compatibility gurus, Chris Jackson, posted a very enlightening article about the mathematics of Office compatibility. You don’t have to be a math person to appreciate the down-to-Earth advice that Chris gives about topics such as creating inventories, researching...
28 Aug 2012
Assess the status of your Office 2013 deployment in 1 minute using Telemetry Dashboard
This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In this series of blog posts , we have introduced how you can use Office Telemetry Dashboard to facilitate your Office upgrade by identifying important Office solutions and monitoring how well your...
22 Aug 2012
Sample Office documents for testing Office telemetry
Hi again everyone. We hope you've had a chance to use the new telemetry features in Office 2013 . One easy way to see the power of Office telemetry is to open some legacy Office files in Office 2013. To help you out, we've created some samples files (attached to this blog in a .zip file) that contain...
20 Aug 2012
Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try!
Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) continues to be a popular tool with our Office IT Pro customers. We still get comments and questions about it from our blog readers and even from our own Microsoft consultants. Our frequent guest blogger and compatibility guru, Curtis Sawin, has been working tirelessly...
10 Aug 2012
Using Office Telemetry Dashboard to see how well your Office solutions perform in Office 2013
This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In our last blog post , we introduced the modern Office compatibility process and the Office Telemetry Dashboard. We also showed you how to identify the most important documents and solutions. In...
9 Aug 2012
Using Office Telemetry Dashboard to understand what documents are important in your organization
This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In our last blog post , we introduced the recommended Office compatibility process and the Office Telemetry Dashboard. A key part of the process is understanding which documents and solutions are...
6 Aug 2012
Introducing Office Telemetry in the new Office
This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team On July 16th 2012, we unveiled the next version of Office. One of the powerful features for IT Pros in the new Office is Office Telemetry, which we built to make IT Pros’ Office upgrade experience...
1 Aug 2012
TechEd North America 2012: Office client deployment and Office 365 sessions
The TechEd North America 2012 conference , held June 11 - June 14 in Orlando, Florida, included several presentations on Office deployment and Office 365 that may be of interest to IT Pros. Learn about office deployment tools and methods, compatibility assessment and remediation, supporting Office, Office...
18 Jun 2012
Using OMPM Part 3 – Are there other uses for OMPM?
Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin. Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try! Overview The primary use for OMPM is to provide details about document conversion issues, and it helps answer the question, “What’s my risk of converting my binary Office...
13 Jan 2012
Using OMPM Part 2 – Performing Bulk Conversion
Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin. Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try! Overview In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how to use OMPM to identify “conversion candidates,” which are documents that pose virtually no compatibility risks when...
11 Jan 2012
Using OMPM Part 1 - Identifying Document Conversion Candidates and Estimating Storage Savings
Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin. Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try! Overview Using Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) to identify “high-risk” binary format documents—that is, xls, doc, and ppt files that will have conversion...
9 Jan 2012
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