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  • Blog Post: Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2

    Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus. This post is a joint effort from our global Office compatibility and deployment experts, Curtis Sawin and Martin Nothnagel. Overview Part 1 of this blog post discussed how automatic updates worked and...
  • Blog Post: Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1

    Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus. This post comes courtesy of our resident Office compatibility and deployment expert, Curtis Sawin. Overview Over the past several months, we’ve received tons of questions about the update model in Office...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for December 2008

    The following security updates were released on December 9, 2008. For more information and to download updates, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008 . Bulletin Number Description Affected products Rating MS08-073 Cumulative Security...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for January 2009

    The following security update was released on January 13, 2009. For more information and to download updates, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2009 . Bulletin Number Description Affected products Rating MS09-001 Vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: The new Office: What are your options, what's changed and what's new?

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Office Update and Office Update Inventory Tool Version 2.2 support ends in August, 2009

    Beginning August 1, 2009, Microsoft will discontinue support for the Office Update Web site (at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101859091033.aspx). Customers can access functionality equivalent to the Office Update site by using the Microsoft Update Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink...
  • Blog Post: April 2013 Office Update Release including an Office Web Apps Server update

    Learn about the April 2013 Office Update Release that includes updates for Office, Office Web Apps Server, and SharePoint Products. Updates have been released for Office including an update for Office Web Apps Server. Remember that to apply the Office Web Apps Server update, you must follow the steps...
  • 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: Security updates for July 2009

    On Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, Microsoft released a security update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB969693) which addresses a security vulnerability. The update is described in security bulletin MS09-030 . For complete details, see Microsoft Security Updates for July 2009 for home users and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation

    We've had some questions about deploying Office 2010 software updates by using the Updates folder. The Updates folder is used to store Office Customization Tool (OCT) .msp files (setup customization files) and any Office 2010 software updates that you want to deploy together with an initial installation...
  • 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: Security Updates for March 2009

    The following security updates were released on March 10, 2009. For more information and to download updates, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2009 . Bulletin Number Description Affected Software Rating MS09-006 Vulnerabilities in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010

    As you know from previous posts, on this blog and the SharePoint Team Blog , Service Pack 1 and the June cumulative update have been released for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Products. If you are running Office Web Apps on-premise, you may be wondering which updates to install and in what order. The...
  • Blog Post: When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also installed

    When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is automatically installed whether or not it was part of the original installation of Office 2010. This is due to a bug that triggers the installation of SharePoint Workspace 2010. For more details and to learn how to handle this, see When you...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for May 2009

    On Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, Microsoft released 7 security updates for Office. The updates address security issues described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-017: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967340) (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin...
  • Blog Post: Cumulative update packages for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and for 2007 Microsoft Office servers: February, 2009

    Microsoft released a set of cumulative update packages for the 2007 Office system on February 24, 2009. For information, see KB article 963654, Cumulative update packages for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and for 2007 Microsoft Office servers: February 24, 2009 at http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 SP2 Beta Now Available for Download

    The beta for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 is available for download . For the details, see the Office Sustained Engineering blog post about the beta release . You probably have your update process in place. But just in case, have a look at these resources: Distribute product...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for August 2009

    On Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, Microsoft released three security updates for Office Web Components (OWC) to address four security vulnerabilities. Office Web Components are Microsoft COM controls that allow users to publish spreadsheets, charts, and databases to an intranet and edit published documents...
  • Blog Post: Security updates for June 2009

    On Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, Microsoft released 17 security updates for Office to address 11 security vulnerabilities. The security updates apply to the following products: · Microsoft Office Excel 2000 , 2002 , 2003 , 2007 , Excel Viewer 2003 , Excel Viewer , the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack...
  • 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: Where is the Office 2000 SR-1 administrator updates (O2KSR1aDL.exe)?

    The Office 2000 SR-1 administrator updates (O2KSR1aDL.exe) is no longer available on the Microsoft Download Center. This is because Office 2000 extended support expired July 2009: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/Default.aspx?p1=2484 If you really need this file, we suggest checking in with...
  • 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: New articles in the Office Resource Kit

    The Office Resource Kit team has recently published the following articles: Deploying 2007 Office software updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872848.aspx ). Learn about how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to create and...
  • Blog Post: Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 Help

    Updates are now available for applications in the 2007 Office system. Each download replaces the Help (.HxS) files on your computer for the corresponding application. The downloads contain the latest revisions and additions to content we made based on the feedback we received from customers on Microsoft...