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Office 2010 SP2 Beta Now Available for Download
The beta for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 is available for download . For the details, see the Office Sustained Engineering blog post about the beta release . You probably have your update process in place. But just in case, have a look at these resources: Distribute product...
18 Apr 2013
April 2013 Office Update Release including an Office Web Apps Server update
Learn about the April 2013 Office Update Release that includes updates for Office, Office Web Apps Server, and SharePoint Products. Updates have been released for Office including an update for Office Web Apps Server. Remember that to apply the Office Web Apps Server update, you must follow the steps...
11 Apr 2013
Office and the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device — what's supported?
Learn what versions of Office are supported on the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device and how that device differs from the Surface with Windows RT device for deploying Office. Back in November, we blogged about which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows...
14 Feb 2013
Now you can reset or remove a password from a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file—with Office 2013!
This post describes how to use the new DocRecrypt tool and your company public and private key to unlock password-protected Office 2010 or Office 2013 Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Password protected files with lost or forgotten passwords have plagued IT admins since the password feature was first...
24 Jan 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
Recommendations for configuring delegate scenarios in Outlook 2010
This post is written by Scott Bradley, a Principal Escalation Engineer for Office in the Microsoft Customer Support Services group. Delegate Access is an Outlook feature that enables one person to act on behalf of another Outlook user. This feature is a combination of shared folder access and special...
17 Dec 2012
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
Which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT?
Window 8 With the recent launch of Windows 8, you might be asking "Which versions of Office can I deploy to Windows 8 computers?" Well, the following versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 (and on Windows Server 2012, too): Office 2013 Office 2010 Office 2007 If you are considering...
12 Nov 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
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
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
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
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
Deploying a custom dictionary
We've had some questions about how to deploy a custom dictionary in an organization. To deploy a custom dictionary, administrators can use the following approach: Create a Visual Basic script to copy the custom dictionary file to the local computer. Update registry settings to use the custom...
15 Dec 2011
Video: Solving Office Compatibility to Accelerate Office Deployments
Our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin shared his expertise on Office compatibility planning at the recent SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA. Here's his introduction to the video, along with the link. Office file and solution compatibility causes concern for organizations when they begin planning...
7 Nov 2011
Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 6) – Building Solutions for Remote Access to Windows Environments
Garage Series for IT Pros
Welcome to the sixth and final part in the series about managing your Office assets in a world of tablet computing. In part one I mainly introduced the primary ways to consume Office with rich clients, remote rich clients, Office for Mac, Web Apps and Office on the phone. In part two I talked about consuming...
26 Oct 2011
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
Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 1)
Garage Series for IT Pros
Hello and welcome to my first blog as a member of the Office IT Pro team. I used to blog quite a bit for the Windows team about fun topics such as imaging , deployment automation , physical-to-virtual OS migration and application compatibility . If you’re wondering what I am doing in Office now…...
11 Oct 2011
Hotfix in the August 2011 Cumulative Update fixes possible Outlook 2010 SP1 issues
If you’ve installed Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and are experiencing either of the following issues with Outlook 2010 SP1: Reminders display in Outlook Web App (OWA), but do not display in Outlook 2010 SP1. Outlook 2010 SP1 Sent email messages for which you’ve set Follow Up...
13 Sep 2011
Hiding the Ribbon in Office 2010
Brought to you by our compatibility expert Curtis Sawin Helping users get used to the ribbon is a challenge for IT organizations that are migrating their Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003 environments to Office 2010. Although customer feedback strongly demonstrates that the ribbon is a much better...
12 Sep 2011
Understanding potentially impactful changes in the Office 2010 object model
Brought to you by our compatibility expert Curtis Sawin One of the challenges of migrating to Office 2010 is assessing the impact of object model changes in Office applications. IT Pros and developers fear that macros built using a previous version of Excel (for example) may not work in Excel 2010...
8 Sep 2011
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