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  • Blog Post: Find commands fast in Office 2007 and 2010

    You know there’s a button for it, but you don’t know or remember where it is. If this ever happens to you, check out Search Commands. You can use this concept test today to quickly find the commands you need in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just search with your own words...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Download and Guided Evaluation

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 empowers your people to do their best work from more places – whether they’re using a PC, phone or web browser. It can maximize existing investments and help people accomplish more by bringing server capabilities to everyone through familiar and intuitive applications...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps – App by App Overview - Free

    Microsoft Office Web Apps are convenient online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that give you the freedom to work with your Office documents from virtually anywhere with a supported browser. Get started free at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps/office-web-apps-overview-FX101825723...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 Service Descriptions and Service Level Agreements for Dedicated Subscription Plans

    Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises provides powerful cloud-based solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and web conferencing. The Office 365 dedicated plans deliver these services from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers on servers systems dedicated to individual customer...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Support Ends April 8, 2014

    In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support...
  • Blog Post: The New OWA Rocks Tablets and Phones!

    Last week, we shared information about The New Exchange . Today we’re delighted to share some of the exciting new developments in Outlook Web App (OWA). The primary purpose of OWA is to give Exchange users access to their mailboxes from anywhere through the same Outlook UI and functionality they already...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Guide

    Here is a book from Microsoft that contains information about how to plan a deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 . The audience for this book includes IT generalists, IT operations, help desk and deployment staff, IT messaging administrators, consultants, and other IT professionals. This book: Provides...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft security updates for December 2011

    As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 13 new security updates on December 13, 2011. Get the details at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/bulletins/201112.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard

    During the beta of Office 365 for Enterprises, we received great feedback from our customers and wanted to vastly simplify the process for configuring Exchange in a hybrid deployment with Office 365. We are introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 to refine the deployment...
  • Blog Post: Real people. Real answers.

    Ask questions and we will search for real answers. See answers by topic Install, Upgrade and Activate Windows Update Networking, Mail, and Getting Online All topics See answers by version Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP All Versions Find out at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
  • Blog Post: Deploying Custom Registry Settings for Office 2010

    If you are planning to customize your Office 2010 deployment significantly, then at some point, you will more than likely need to make changes to the registry. Perhaps you wrote a custom add-in that you need to define (In “ HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins ”), or maybe you want to tweak the...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Is Here; Get the Trial for Free

    We are pleased to announce the global launch of the Office 365 service, offering affordable, secure, pay-as-you-go productivity services. Administrators should also check out these new resources: Read out more at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/hosted-solutions.aspx#fbid=OugGVVTPXwU Get the...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Office Web App Integration with Outlook Web App in Exchange Online

    On the Exchange team, it’s always important to us to get feedback from our customers on what we’re doing well and what we could be doing to make the experience better for you. In Exchange 2007, in response to one of the biggest Exchange 2003 OWA feature requests, we introduced WebReady Document Viewing...
  • Blog Post: Standard Response to Request for Information – Security and Privacy

    This White Paper describes how Office 365 fulfills the security, compliance and risk management requirements as defined by the Cloud Security Alliance, Cloud Control Matrix. Download  at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26647 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Join the Office 365 Beta

    Microsoft Office 365 lets you work from virtually anywhere, on almost any device, and get access to powerful web-enabled tools. Create websites with easy-to-use tools. Share documents and collaborate on the web with colleagues, partners, suppliers. Access email, calendars, and contacts across PCs, the...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server and SP1 for Microsoft Office Filter Pack 2010

    Starting with Exchange 2007, installation of the current version of Office Filter Packs is a prerequisite. For Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 RTM , the pre-req was 2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack . In Exchange 2010 SP1, this was updated to Office 2010 Filter Packs . The filters are...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) Calendaring FAQ

    Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online (Office 365) incorporate federation to enable secure organization-to-organization free/busy and calendar sharing with other Exchange organizations. Also new is the ability for users to publish their calendar in iCal format to anyone, and for them to subscribe to...
  • Blog Post: Download the Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Today!

    This week marks the beta release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365 with the infrastructure provided by SBS 2011 Essentials...
  • Blog Post: Office Next Update

    We’re wrapping up another outstanding week of the Office Preview release. We are getting a lot of great feedback, and hope to get much more. Please continue to help us by sending us your smiles and frowns, and forums feedback on Microsoft Answers , TechNet and MSDN coming. This week many teams across...
  • Blog Post: 8 simple ways to help IT maintain your computer and devices at work

    Your PC and mobile devices are critical to your job. Every day you rely on them to perform tasks, connect with people, and access resources. Maintaining your computer and keeping it running smoothly can even be closely tied to job performance. At work, your computer and devices are part of a larger network...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online Standard Service Descriptions

    Microsoft Online Services provides enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers located strategically throughout the world that provides seamless connectivity to the...
  • Blog Post: Students save on Microsoft Office and Windows 7

    Microsoft has a great deal on Microsoft Office and Windows 7 for students. Refer to at http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/office/default.aspx?WT.mc_id=soc-n-sa- loc -services-omers
  • Blog Post: Get free Microsoft Office online trainings

    You want to get free Microsoft Office online trainings to be ready to install Office 2010 version. Find all the trainings at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx?CTT=97 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading...
  • Blog Post: New Office 2010 Top Task Page: Application Virtualization

    Learn how to use Application Virtualization to deploy applications on Office 2010 client computers without installing applications on each computer. Application Virtualization (App-V) provides a method to deploy and manage applications on client computers without installing the applications locally on...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps

    Now you'll always have your documents at your fingertips. Access, edit, and share your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents online from almost anywhere. Works great with Office. Create a great-looking document in Office and then switch easily from working on it on your PC or in the browser...