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The new Office: What are your options, what's changed and what's new?
Garage Series for IT Pros
In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title="The...
26 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
Introducing Office Telemetry in the new Office
This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team On July 16th 2012, we unveiled the next version of Office. One of the powerful features for IT Pros in the new Office is Office Telemetry, which we built to make IT Pros’ Office upgrade experience...
1 Aug 2012
Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 is now available
The Office Sustained Engineering team has released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007. For complete details, including a list of all download and description links to the SP3 packages, see Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Availability . In addition, the links are available...
27 Oct 2011
Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is released
The Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is now available. Administrators and advanced users in organizations that have installed Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) can use the tool to return Office 2010 to its pre-SP1 state. The Uninstall Tool enables them to uninstall the service...
23 Aug 2011
Office Compatibility Tools Update 1 Available for Download
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
Collect data about Office installations by using the new Robust Office Inventory Scan script
The Office Sustained Engineering and the Office Deployment Support teams have published Robust Office Inventory Scan (ROIScan.vbs), a new Visual Basic script that administrators can use to collect data about Office installations and to help detect and troubleshoot installation and updates errors. When...
26 May 2011
Project Resource Center redesigned for Project 2010
The new Project 2010 Resource Center contains links to numerous articles and videos to help you learn the IT professional aspects of Project Professional 2010 and Project Standard 2010, including related information about Project Server 2010. The resource center format is consistent with the other Office...
12 May 2011
The Office 2010 KMS host is no longer supported on Windows Small Business Server 2003
If you are creating an Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Server 2003, be aware that an Office 2010 KMS host is currently supported only on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003. Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Small Business Server 2003 is not supported. See the following...
10 May 2011
Having problems uninstalling Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 from the Control Panel? Use the Fix it Tool
To ensure that your Office 2010 installation works smoothly and efficiently, we recommend that before installing Office 2010, you uninstall any earlier versions of Office that may still reside on your computer. If you find that uninstalling these versions cannot be done effectively from the Control Panel...
21 Apr 2011
Office 2010 Support Comes to the User State Migration Tool
Today Microsoft has released an update bringing Microsoft Office 2010 migration support to User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0. USMT 4.0, with the latest update, now supports the following Office migration scenarios: Office Upgrade Scenarios OS Migration Scenarios ...
2 Feb 2011
Plan for Office 2010 and Internet Explorer migration with MAP Toolkit 5.5
We have talked about using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit to prepare for your migration to Office 2010, now this story gets even better. Today the MAP team has released the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit —version 5.5. It is now available for free...
17 Jan 2011
Why is there a Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center?
The Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center enables you to monitor files that you’re uploading to a server. In particular, the Microsoft Office Upload Center uses a feature known as Efficient File Transfer (EFT) to help reduce bandwidth usage between SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications. After...
27 Dec 2010
TechNet Tips assist you with Office 2010 volume activation and more
If you are already familiar with Office 2010 administration and need a quick solution, TechNet Office 2010 tips will help you set up Office 2010 products and features. New tips are added periodically. The following tips can help to easily activate your Office 2010 volume licensed clients: Understand...
16 Nov 2010
Configure Office 2010 to volume activate at the same time you install a MAK key
If you are using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to configure a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) key, you can also activate Office 2010 at the time that you install the MAK key. A MAK key is one of the methods that Office Activation Technologies provides for activating products licensed under Microsoft...
26 Oct 2010
Office 2010 Office Customization Tool and Windows Installer version
We've had some questions about the Windows Installer version required by the Office 2010 Office Customization Tool (OCT) and would like to clarify the requirements. In Office 2010, there are two architecture-specific versions of the OCT, one for 32-bit Office 2010 and one for 64-bit Office 2010. The...
21 Sep 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
Updated Group Policy and OCT settings reference for Office 2010
The Group Policy and OCT settings reference (Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings_Reference.xls ), part of the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189316 ) download package, has been updated to include information...
26 Jul 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Tools Availability
If you haven’t already, check out the Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering blog post that highlights the four new tools that can help IT Professionals expedite an Office 2010 deployment. Tools covered are: Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit 5.0 (MAP) Office Environment Assessment...
20 Jul 2010
Office 2010 Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool download available
Microsoft has released Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) for Office 2010. You can download the files from the Microsoft Download Center: Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go...
3 May 2010
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 (Beta)
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 (Beta) is an agent-less tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. Some of the new features in the MAP Toolkit 5.0 (Beta...
5 Feb 2010
Assessment tools cheat sheet
If you're in the process of planning an Office deployment, have a look at the newly published article Assessment tools for the 2007 Office system ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154575 ). Please let us know what you think & if you find it helpful! We'll plan to have something similar for...
10 Jun 2009
New IT Showcase article: Securing the Microsoft Environment Using Desktop Patch Management
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
IT Showcase just release a new article about how Microsoft uses SCCM to manage desktop updates. Some highlights: Architecture Microsoft IT implemented System Center Configuration Manager in a Windows Server® 2008 environment with Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 based on the following configuration:...
5 Mar 2009
Add-ins scanner: AddInSpy and AS Diagnostic tools for Microsoft Office add-ins available on MSDN
AddInSpy is a diagnostic tool that detects all registered Microsoft Office add-ins on a computer and reports information about the add-ins. The tool works with all versions of Microsoft Office applications that support COM add-ins, as well as all types of COM add-ins. The tool is available as a free...
17 Feb 2009
New download: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP)
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
Earlier this week, Microsoft released the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), the evolved version of the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool. MAP is an inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can simplify your migration to the following: Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows...
5 Feb 2009
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