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  • 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: New ORK article: Automatically configure Office Outlook 2007 user accounts

    You can find our new ORK article here: Automatically configure Office Outlook 2007 user accounts . Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 includes the ability to automatically configure user accounts. Office Outlook 2007 uses one of two discovery mechanisms to automatically configure accounts: AutoDiscover and...
  • Blog Post: Get Outlook 2013 RT with Windows RT 8.1

    Windows RT 8.1 has been available in the Windows Store for a couple of weeks now. If your users are still running Windows RT 8.1 Preview, be sure to get the word out that they should install the final version of Windows RT 8.1 before January 2014, when the license for the preview expires. They should...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Personal Archive with Outlook 2007 + Exchange 2010

    As you may have heard/read, Exchange 2010 Personal Archive support is now available in Outlook 2007 as part of the Office 2007 Cumulative Update for February 2011 . The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog post Yes Virginia, there is Exchange 2010 archive support in Outlook 2007 covers how Personal Archive works...
  • Blog Post: Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007

    On Tuesday, December 14, we released an update (KB2412171) for Microsoft Outlook 2007. We have discovered several issues with the update and want to inform you about problems you might encounter and what corrective steps we recommend. As of December 16, this Outlook 2007 update has been removed from...
  • Blog Post: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application

    On the off chance that you are considering deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application, you’ll want to check out a brand new article that will (hopefully) be published the end of next week: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 session videos are live

    Couldn’t make it to Tech Ed this year? Here is your chance to watch the session videos online. You can view the full list of videos, including the keynotes, on the TechEd Online site. The sessions listed below are tailored for Office IT Pros. · Microsoft Office 2010: Under the Hood Investments...
  • Blog Post: Tips for using the Outlook 2007 Security Hash Generator Tool

    The Outlook 2007 Security Hash Generator Tool is used to generate a hash value to identify your Outlook COM add-in for Group Policy. If you are customizing security settings by using Group Policy, you’d need to enter the add-in name and hash value to identify that add-in as trusted by Outlook. The ORK...
  • Blog Post: Getting your users up to speed with the 2007 Office system

    There are many learning resources that you can make available to your users to help your deployment of the 2007 Office system go more smoothly. These include: Office Online . Users can look up how-to information, download templates and clip art, and access many different types of learning resources...
  • Blog Post: The mysterious Outlook Outbox

    Understand why messages get “stuck in the Outbox folder” in an Exchange environment. This is a taste to whet your appetite. For the complete story, open the attached .PDF file. (Today's post is courtesy of Scott Bradley, Principal Escalation Engineer, Office Technical Support.) A...
  • Blog Post: See what's new on our TechNet site at www.officeitpro.com

    Hello everyone! The writers here on the Office Resource Kit are always on the lookout for new content to feature on our TechNet pages on www.officeitpro.com . Here's what we've been up to the past couple weeks. We'd love to hear from you about these changes! "Zoom in" on model posters Want to see...
  • Blog Post: Office Communicator 2005 is not supported with Outlook 2010

    Hi there, We've heard that there has been some questions on which versions of Microsoft Office Communicator are supported with Outlook 2010. The supported versions are Office Communicator 2007 and later versions (including OC 2007 R2 and Lync 2010). Office Communicator 2005 is not supported with Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Important update about Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support in Outlook 2007

    In case you haven’t seen the Exchange Team’s Blog post on this topic...we've found an issue in Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support for Outlook 2007 in the December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2007, which may result in users being unable to access their archive mailbox. The fix...
  • Blog Post: Part 2: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application

    Update April 6th: The full article is finally available on TechNet - Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application . >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...
  • Blog Post: Customize these Office 2007 training presentations for your users

    You can customize and use each of these presentation templates to provide in-house training to your users. Each presentation contains detailed instructions for performing the task, including screenshots and short quizzes. Instructions on how to use the template are included on the last slide in each...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Hotmail Connector available for Outlook 2010

    If you have been using Outlook Hotmail Connector to access your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts within Outlook 2007 or 2003, Outlook Connector is now available for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 32-bit and 64-bit. With Outlook Hotmail Connector you can use your Live Hotmail...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Cool add-ins for Office 2007

    I compiled a list of add-ins for Office 2007 that you might find useful. The ones that affect two or more products appear first, then they appear (roughly) alphabetically by product. Enjoy! Add-in Description 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for October 2009

    On Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, Microsoft released security updates for Microsoft Office products to address 11 security vulnerabilities in two security bulletins. The security updates apply to the following Office products: · Microsoft Office XP , Office 2003 , and the 2007 Microsoft Office system...
  • Blog Post: Need quick access to message headers in Outlook 2010?

    Are you wondering how to quickly access email message header information in Outlook 2010? Our friends at the Exchange Team Blog just published a blog post covering this topic. Message headers are not something most of us would need to look at but they are helpful to Exchange admins for troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: New Resource Center for Outlook 2010

    Are you an IT Professional wondering what key topics you should review for your Outlook 2010 deployment? Check out the new Outlook 2010 Resource Center ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/office/gg513879.aspx ). It includes a collection of the popular Outlook 2010 topics like changes between the versions...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 installed on retail computers is usually a trial version

    From time to time, we receive comments on our articles asking a variant of the question, “Where is my product key?” These comments are typically from retail customers whose trial version of Office 2007 has expired and is now asking them for a product key to continue using it. Many customers try the product...
  • Blog Post: How to import Outlook Data Files (.pst) – the files formally known as Personal Folder Files (.PST)

    If you upgrade from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010, your .pst files will auto-magically be imported into your Outlook profile. You don’t need to do anything (beyond upgrading) to get them there. If you want to do a clean install where you uninstall Outlook and then install Outlook 2010, you may need...