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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 SP1 now updates multiple languages in Office 2010 installations

    An update to Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 now enables the service pack to update all language versions within multiple-language installations of Office 2010. Previously, only the English version was updated. For more information, see Office 2010 SP1 Microsoft Update Change for Language Installs .
  • Blog Post: Using OMPM to assess macros? Check out this fix to repair links in the Macro Summary tab

    Update : This issue has been fixed as of August 2011 in Update 1 of OMPM. See our recent blog post for more information. Today's post is brought to you by Curtis Sawin, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. Recently, we discovered a small bug in the Office Migration Planning...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Service Pack 1 is coming soon!

    Office 2010 SP1, along with SharePoint 2010 SP1, will be available mid-summer 2011. For the latest details and how you can stay connected with the release updates, see Office 2010 Service Pack 1 is Almost Here .
  • Blog Post: You want MOICE with that?

    That's pronounced MO-ICE. It stands for Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment, and yes, you should have it. What MOICE does and why you need it MOICE uses the converters in the 2007 Office release to convert Microsoft Office binary format files (used in Office 2003 and earlier) into...
  • Blog Post: Hot off the presses! Group Policy for Office 2010 downloadable book

    Just in time for some weekend reading, we’ve assembled all of our Office 2010 Group Policy content and packaged it into doc, .pdf, and .xps files. It’s 240 pages of Group Policy goodness. Download a copy today!
  • Blog Post: SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 officially released

    Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is officially released. SP1 contains new fixes for areas of each product as well as all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates that have already shipped . The fixes are contained in a downloadable spreadsheet that is useful to those testing or evaluating...
  • Blog Post: 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 simultaneously. Initially, SP1 will be offered...
  • 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: October 2012 Cumulative Updates for Office and related products are now available

    You can now get the October 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010 , and the 2007 Office system . The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions. In addition, there...
  • Blog Post: New download: Open XML Format SDK

    For all of you who cross the line into developer territory, the Open XML Format SDK is now available for download here . As you probably already know, Office 2007 introduces new file formats built on ZIP and XML technologies. The Open XML formats are useful for developers because they are an open standard...
  • Blog Post: August 2012 Cumulative Update for Office is now available

    You can now get the August 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010 , the 2007 Office system , and Project Server 2010 (released September 14, 2012). The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these overall knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual...
  • Blog Post: 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: ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

    The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide is live, and you can check it out on the TechNet Security Center . This solution accelerator can help you keep users productive and help secure your systems and data. It will help you to determine how to set the hundreds of security and privacy settings available...
  • Blog Post: Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) 2010 is released!

    The much-anticipated 2010 version of Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center . OMPM helps IT Pros discover and assess the compatibility of existing Office documents for conversion from the binary document formats (Office 97-2003: .doc...
  • Blog Post: Updated Group Policy and OCT settings reference for Office 2010

    The Group Policy and OCT settings reference (Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings_Reference.xls ), part of the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189316 ) download package, has been updated to include information...
  • Blog Post: When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also installed

    When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is automatically installed whether or not it was part of the original installation of Office 2010. This is due to a bug that triggers the installation of SharePoint Workspace 2010. For more details and to learn how to handle this, see When you...
  • Blog Post: New Group Policy Administrative Template files available for download

    Updates to the Group Policy Administrative Template files for the 2007 Office system are here! For more information about how to download and use the files, see Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool updates . The download includes the following: Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings...
  • Blog Post: Compilation of Group Policy topics for Office 2010

    A customer recently asked us whether the Group Policy Overview for Office 2007 downloadable book was available for Office 2010. The answer is "Not Yet," but in the meantime I've assembled the following list of Office 2010 Resource Kit articles that cover Group Policy. I'll be working on creating the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Office Resource Kit documentation can be downloaded as a compiled Help file

    The entire 2007 Office Resource Kit library is available as a downloadable compiled Help .chm file. To download this file, see 2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=127842&clcid=0x409). This download includes all the content in the library...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 is now available worldwide

    Today, Steve Ballmer announced the worldwide availability of Office 365, which brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync in an always-up-to-date cloud service. For more information, see the Office 365 page in the Microsoft News Center .
  • Blog Post: 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 center format is consistent with the other Office...