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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is released

    The Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is now available. Administrators and advanced users in organizations that have installed Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) can use the tool to return Office 2010 to its pre-SP1 state. The Uninstall Tool enables them to uninstall the service...
  • Blog Post: Having problems uninstalling Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 from the Control Panel? Use the Fix it Tool

    To ensure that your Office 2010 installation works smoothly and efficiently, we recommend that before installing Office 2010, you uninstall any earlier versions of Office that may still reside on your computer. If you find that uninstalling these versions cannot be done effectively from the Control Panel...
  • Blog Post: Update to article: Add or remove languages after deploying the 2007 Office system

    An update to the ORK article "Add or remove languages after deploying the 2007 Office system" will be published March 5th. In the meantime, what follows is a preview of the changes. Why the change? Adding a language by modifying an existing Office 2007 installation is no longer recommended - and that...
  • 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: Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010

    As you know from previous posts, on this blog and the SharePoint Team Blog , Service Pack 1 and the June cumulative update have been released for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Products. If you are running Office Web Apps on-premise, you may be wondering which updates to install and in what order. The...
  • Blog Post: How to manually uninstall Office 2007

    First, a disclaimer: it is a best practice to uninstall programs by using Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP or Programs and Features in Windows Vista. I've been attending the Office 2007 Deployment Workshop in Houston this week, taught by Dean Yamada, and Dean mentioned a KB article that detailed...
  • Blog Post: Where is the Office 2000 SR-1 administrator updates (O2KSR1aDL.exe)?

    The Office 2000 SR-1 administrator updates (O2KSR1aDL.exe) is no longer available on the Microsoft Download Center. This is because Office 2000 extended support expired July 2009: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/Default.aspx?p1=2484 If you really need this file, we suggest checking in with...
  • Blog Post: New articles in the Office Resource Kit

    The Office Resource Kit team has recently published the following articles: Deploying 2007 Office software updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872848.aspx ). Learn about how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to create and...
  • 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: SP2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 officially released

    Learn where to find the new Office 2010 SP2 download, a list of fixes, the latest admin templates, and the Visio Compatibility Pack. Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is officially released. SP2 contains new fixes for areas of each product as well as all Cumulative Updates and...
  • Blog Post: Check out our newly designed Office pages on TechNet!

    We’ve been working hard to streamline our TechNet pages to incorporate Springboard elements as well as make popular articles and downloads easier to find. Have you visited our TechNet pages lately? If not, here are some of the changes we think you’ll like: Office home page : Our click...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: New IT Showcase article: Securing the Microsoft Environment Using Desktop Patch Management

    IT Showcase just release a new article about how Microsoft uses SCCM to manage desktop updates. Some highlights: Architecture Microsoft IT implemented System Center Configuration Manager in a Windows Server® 2008 environment with Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 based on the following configuration:...