Office IT Pro Blog
News and tips for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office.
Garage IT Pro
Office 2013 Preview
Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus Preview
Office for Mac
Office Resource Kit
Office Web Apps
Service Pack 1
Service Pack 2
Service Pack 3
Browse by Tags
Office IT Pro Blog
Tagged Content List
New poster and content roadmaps about Office identity, authentication, authorization, and security
We're pleased to announce the publication of some new security-related deployment content on TechNet, including a poster and two Content Roadmaps for IT professionals. Poster: Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 This poster helps explain identity and authentication...
16 Apr 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
New Security Features in Office 2013 Preview
There is something security related for everyone in the new Office 2013 Preview. Simple sign gives users easy access to cloud content from within in Office. Users can create a profile, sign in one time, and then seamlessly work on and access local and cloud Office files without re-identifying themselves...
2 Aug 2012
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...
26 Jul 2012
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
Security Best Practices for Office 2010 Applications
You can learn about the security best practices for Office 2010 applications by reading the following article, Security Best Practices for Office 2010 Applications , which was initially published in The Microsoft Security Newsletter (July 2011 Edition) . I posted this here on the Office IT Pro Blog to...
22 Aug 2011
Office 365 Security
Microsoft Office 365 provides enterprise-grade security for businesses of all sizes. To learn more about the security practices and technologies in Office 365 see the following articles available on the Microsoft Download Center. For an overview of security in Office 365 download the following article...
6 Jul 2011
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) version 2 (BETA) available for download
The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) version 2 (BETA) is available for download. Some of the new SCM 2 features include: GPO import : SCM 2 can now import Group Policy Object (GPO) Backup files to allow organizations to import and compare their existing knowledge against Microsoft baseline...
5 Jul 2011
How to plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of computers running Microsoft Office 2010
You can use the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool, which includes the Office 2010 Security Baseline, to help plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of computers running Microsoft Office 2010. What is the Security Compliance Manager tool? The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager...
14 Jun 2011
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 10 (SIR v10)
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report - volume 10 (SIR v10) was recently released. What is the Security Intelligence Report? The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is an investigation of the current threat landscape of operating systems, web browsers, and applications. It analyzes exploits...
16 May 2011
Where is the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide?
The previously stand-alone Microsoft product-specific security guides, including the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide, are now included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool. The security guidance from Microsoft Solution Accelerators hasn’t disappeared, it’s just...
3 May 2011
Fuzz Testing in Office
We’ve made a few changes in how we develop and test our productivity software that resulted in Office 2010 becoming the most secure version of Microsoft Office yet. In addition to designing Office with potential threats in mind, reviewing programming code for security flaws, and performing penetration...
2 May 2011
Office File Validation for Office 2003 and Office 2007
Office File Validation, a Microsoft Office 2010 security feature, is now available for both Office 2003 and Office 2007. We strongly recommend that Office File Validation be applied to all computers that use Office 2003 and Office 2007. However, Office File Validation, in combination with Protected View...
12 Apr 2011
Office 2010 Security Whitepaper: Keeping Enterprise Data Safe
The Microsoft Office 2010 security whitepaper, " Keeping Enterprise Data Safe with Office 2010 " is currently available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. This whitepaper highlights the new security features and enhancements introduced in Microsoft Office 2010 that help protect organizations...
10 Mar 2011
RSA Conference 2011 - Cloud Computing
I've enjoyed my time so far here at RSAConference2011 in San Francisco. Today started out great with the presentation of the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award to Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman, RSA themselves. There was even a standing ovation after the award was presented. After this the keynote...
15 Feb 2011
RSA Conference 2011 - Microsoft Office Security
Hi, I will be attending RSA Conference 2011 this month. I'm a Senior Technical Writer for the Office Resource Kit and focus on writing security articles. If possible, I would like to meet any of you who are also attending and are interested in talking about any of the following: Microsoft Office...
4 Feb 2011
Microsoft Office 2010 Security Baseline released and now available for download
The Security Solution Accelerators team recently announced the release of the new Office 2010 Security Baseline that can be used with the Security Compliance Manager tool! New users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline by visiting the Microsoft Download Center to download the Security Compliance...
11 Nov 2010
Office 2010 Security - New Resource Center
We recently created a new Office 2010 Security resource center . Please take it for a test drive and let us know what you think. Is there anything that you would like to see added? Do you find this resource useful? We would love to hear back from you. Thank-you!
22 Sep 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 Security Baseline beta now available for download
UPDATE (NEW) - 11/11/2010 : The Security Solution Accelerators team recently announced the release of the new Office 2010 Security Baseline that can be used with the Security Compliance Manager tool! New users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline by visiting the Microsoft Download Center...
10 Sep 2010
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...
30 Jul 2010
Office 2010 Client Security Enhancements
Microsoft Office 2010 includes new security enhancements, such as Office File Validation and Protected View, to help protect your organization’s data. To learn more about these and other security enhancements, watch the Advances in Microsoft Office Client Security: Keeping Enterprise Data Safe...
29 Jul 2010
What’s new for IT professionals in Office 2010
Office 2010 provides new features and improvements that help IT administrators configure, validate, deploy, and protect their Office installations. The following sections discuss changes in these areas and provide links to resources: Licensing and volume activation Office 2010 64-bit...
30 Nov 2009
Security updates for November 2009
On Tuesday, November 10 th , 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 Excel 2002 , Excel 2003 , Excel 2007 , Excel Viewer...
12 Nov 2009
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...
15 Oct 2009
Updates for Outlook Junk E-mail Filters September 2009
On September 2nd, 2009, Microsoft released updates to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filters. The updates provide the Junk E-mail Filter in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk...
10 Sep 2009
Page 1 of 2 (44 items)
© 2013 Microsoft Corporation.
Privacy & Cookies
See all products »
Curah! curation service
Microsoft Tech Companion App
Microsoft Technical Communities
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Server and Tools Blogs
TechNet Flash Newsletter
Cloud and Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2
System Center 2012 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
See all trials »
Microsoft Download Center
TechNet Evaluation Center
Compatability & Converters
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Free Windows Server 2012 courses
Free Windows 8 courses
SQL Server training
MCSA: Windows 8
Windows Server Certification (MCSE)
Private Cloud Certification (MCSE)
SQL Server Certification (MCSE)
Second shot for certification
Born To Learn blog
Find technical communities in your area
Support by product
Forefront Edge Security
Forefront Server Security
Other support links
Microsoft Premier Online
Microsoft Fix It Center
Security Bulletins & Advisories
International support solutions
Log a support ticket
Look up event IDs and error codes
Not an IT pro?
Microsoft Customer Support
Microsoft Community Forums