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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
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
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
Experience from the Field: Resolving the OMPM issue “Type of column ‘WarningInfo’ in table ‘osWarning’ is too small to hold data”
My name is Anthony Cafarelli and I’m a Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services who recently compiled a list of useful advice that I gained while performing OMPM scans at client sites. In this blog post I would like to share some of that knowledge and I hope that anyone reading it finds it...
25 Aug 2011
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
Tips for estimating OMPM scanning times
A common question among OMPM customers is “How do I estimate how long OMPM will take to run?” Though we don’t have a simple calculation to provide, we do have some tips to share from consultants and customers. First, we’d like to share some customer advice from M. Nothnagel...
30 Jun 2011
Tips for using SQL filters with OMPM
A consultant recently asked us whether OMPM supports using wildcards for scanning files. Turns out, OMPM doesn’t support this, but our OMPM guru Curtis Sawin says it’s better to scan everything and then filter the results instead. Here he shares his tips for some advanced filtering techniques...
20 May 2011
OMPM, OEAT, and OCCI frequently asked questions
We get a lot of questions about our Office 2010 compatibility tools here on the blog and in our forum . We've assembled the ones we hear most often and provided answers below. Not familiar with our compatibility tools? You can find links to downloads, documentation, and more on our Compatibility Resource...
19 Jan 2011
Troubleshooting the error “Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped” when scanning Access databases using OMPM for Office 2010
We've seen several recent reports of customers hitting the following errors when using OMPM to scan Access databases: Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped. Not logging Access properties for database. One of our Microsoft consultants, Sebastien Roche, discovered a...
10 Dec 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
Differences in how OMPM and OCCI generate macro counts
Update : This issue has been fixed as of August 2011 in Update 1 of OMPM. See our recent blog post for more information. One of our field consultants, Curtis Sawin, discovered a discrepancy in the macro counts displayed by Office 2010 Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) and Office 2010 Code Compatibility...
10 Sep 2010
Getting started with OMPM 2010
Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try! ___________________________________________________________ To celebrate the release of the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) for Office 2010, I will be creating a series of blog posts that describe OMPM installation, basic and advanced...
17 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
Cumulative update packages available for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and 2007 Microsoft Office servers: December, 2008
The following cumulative update was released on December 16, 2008. For more information, see Cumulative update packages for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and for 2007 Microsoft Office servers: December 16, 2008 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960709). For more information about...
17 Feb 2009
Hotfix for OMPM is available
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
A hotfix for the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) is available for download here . This hotfix fixes the following issues with OMPM: ODBC error message when viewing OMPM reports on a computer running the Japanese version of Windows Server 2003. Timestamps for Date Accessed on files...
16 Dec 2008
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...
10 Nov 2007
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