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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
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
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...
16 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
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...
25 Sep 2012
New Security Features in Office 2013 Preview
There is something security related for everyone in the new Office 2013 Preview. Simple sign gives users easy access to cloud content from within in Office. Users can create a profile, sign in one time, and then seamlessly work on and access local and cloud Office files without re-identifying themselves...
2 Aug 2012
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...
24 Oct 2011
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 .
21 Oct 2011
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...
29 Jul 2011
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...
29 Jun 2011
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 .
28 Jun 2011
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...
16 May 2011
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...
12 May 2011
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 .
13 Apr 2011
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...
17 Nov 2010
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...
12 Nov 2010
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....
12 Nov 2010
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!
15 Oct 2010
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...
10 Aug 2010
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...
4 Aug 2010
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...
26 Jul 2010
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...
11 Dec 2008
New download: Open XML Format SDK
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
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...
12 Jun 2008
Office Resource Kit 2007 downloads
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
If you want the whole enchilada, check out Microsoft Office Desktop Applications Downloads on our TechNet site. To hopefully get you where you want to go a little faster, I’m listing our most popular downloads here. Downloadable Books from the 2007 Office Resource Kit Planning and architecture...
19 May 2008
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