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  • Blog Post: What is Office 365 ProPlus Preview?

    Hopefully by now, you have heard that the new Office Preview is available to download and try out. One of the areas of focus in this new version of Office is Office 365. If you aren’t familiar with Office 365, Office 365 is a cloud-based service from Microsoft that provides a monthly subscription...
  • Blog Post: System requirements for Office 2013 Preview

    You are itching to give the new Office a spin and we don’t blame you! It’s everything you’ve grown fond of plus many cool new features all rolled up in a beautiful package of apps that play so well together. Before you jump in, take a minute to make sure your system will be able to...
  • Blog Post: Using Click-to-Run to install the new Office

    How long does it take to install Office 2010? Well, first you need to find the Office 2010 software and start running Setup. Then you have to wait until Setup is completely finished. After Setup is finished, you need to download and apply updates or service packs. So you have to wait some more. All this...
  • Blog Post: What’s new for IT Pros in the new Office release?

    We hope you’ve had a chance to try out the Consumer Preview release of the new Office, which has lots of new features and improvements to help you more easily manage your Office installations. You can find these features and improvements in What's new for IT professionals . The article summarizes...
  • Blog Post: Managing Office 365 ProPlus installations: activating, deactivating, and reactivating

    Being able to install and use Office on up to 5 PCs at the same time is one benefit of your organization having an Office 365 subscription with Office 365 ProPlus . For example, a user could have Office installed on the following computers: a desktop computer in her office a laptop that she...
  • Blog Post: Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

    Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that significantly reduces the time that is required to download and use Office products. Administrators who have signed up for Office 365 can use the Office Deployment Tool to stage and deploy Click-to-Run Office products from an on...
  • Blog Post: Introducing content roadmaps for Office IT Pros

    The Office Resource Kit team is rolling out a series of content roadmaps for subject areas like Office 2013 deployment and compatibility. We designed these roadmaps with several goals in mind: Give context and order to the articles so that you know what to read, when, and why. Act as a central...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 ProPlus Administrator Series on the Office 365 Preview blog

    In case you missed it, Jeremy Chapman (Senior Product Manager at Microsoft for Office) has a series of posts about Office 365 ProPlus Preview for IT Pros on the new Office 365 Preview blog. You might know Jeremy from TechEd North America 2012 where he most recently presented some Office client deployment...
  • Blog Post: Resources for the new Office release

    Yes we’ve been busy! With the release of the new Office, we have lots of new resources for you to look at. To get started, have a look at our new Tech Centers: Office for IT pros New Office for IT pros Office 365 for IT pros And now the Office Resource Kit Team presents to you…...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Frequently asked questions about Office 365 ProPlus

    We've had some questions about running Office 365 ProPlus, including application data storage, and scalability and deployment. This blog addresses those questions. Do I need Internet connectivity to run Office 365 ProPlus applications? You can install and run Office 365 ProPlus with or without...