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The new Office: What are your options, what's changed and what's new?
Garage Series for IT Pros
In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title="The...
26 Feb 2013
Migrate an Office 2013 KMS host from the command line or the UI
Migrating an Office 2013 KMS host to another computer is similar to migrating an Office 2010 KMS host. You can find the basics for Office KMS host migration at Migrate an Office 2010 KMS host . For Office 2013, there is a new Microsoft Office 2013 KMS Host License Pack and activation ID. And if the...
21 Jan 2013
What’s new in volume activation for Office 2013 Preview? Active Directory-Based Activation
Office volume activation is an enterprise feature for volume-licensed editions of Office 2010 and Office 2013 Preview. In addition to the volume activation methods you used for Office 2010 - Multiple Activation Key (MAK) and Key Management Service (KMS), a new volume activation method is available for...
15 Aug 2012
Office Compatibility Tools Update 1 Available for Download
Brian Shiers [MSFT]
The Office Compatibility Tools Update 1 delivers important fixes to the Office Compatibility tools improving reliability and performance. The update addresses the existing Office Compatibility tools including: Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM), Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT), &...
8 Aug 2011
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...
21 Apr 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
Office 2010 Support Comes to the User State Migration Tool
Brian Shiers [MSFT]
Today Microsoft has released an update bringing Microsoft Office 2010 migration support to User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0. USMT 4.0, with the latest update, now supports the following Office migration scenarios: Office Upgrade Scenarios OS Migration Scenarios ...
2 Feb 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
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...
8 Oct 2010
Video: Assessing Office 2010 readiness by using the Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit
TechNet Edge has posted a series of videos on using the Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit 5.0. They even created a ~7-minute video specifically for assessing Office 2010 readiness. From their landing page: "In this screencast we take a look on how MAP can help streamline your migration to Office...
6 Oct 2010
Office 2010 setup may fail when upgrading from Office 2003 if the Office 2003 Local Installation Source (LIS) is corrupt
Many thanks to Curtis Sawin, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services, for providing this content for the Office Resource Kit Blog. Recently, while performing deployment testing of Microsoft Office 2010 for a customer, we ran into a specific issue while upgrading Office 2003 to Office...
17 Sep 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
2007 Office system migration tools: OMPM
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
If you have a lot of files to migrate from the legacy Office binary formats to the Office Open XML formats in the 2007 Office system, try out the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) . You can find the documentation for OMPM at OMPM online version or OMPM downloadable book . OMPM is a set of tools...
9 Nov 2007
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