Users are being offered “Get the new Office” business bar to upgrade to 2016

Issue: If your organization has not taken steps to prevent the upgrade, users will start seeing the following business bar in their Office applications:   Resolution: If you would like to stop receiving this business bar and block upgrades, please take the following steps: Follow these steps to prevent the upgrade On the systems that…

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Rolling your Office 2013 ProPlus clients back to the March build due to Outlook and Skype for Business crashes

After you install the April 5, 2016, update for Outlook 2013 (KB3114941), you may experience random crashes of Microsoft Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) or Microsoft Outlook 2013, or both. This issue is outlined in detail here. The workaround is to roll your 2013 ProPlus users back to the March build – here are the…

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Deploying Office 2016, 2013 or 2010 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

This blog was submitted by Jeremy Chapman, director on the Office team Many organizations use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to deploy Windows with Office to new computers or when re-imaging computers. You can use the tools to deploy just applications, or as part of an operating system + application deployment. If you’ve been deploying…

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Lync 2013 Shortcut Icon doesn’t change to Skype for Business after updating Lync to Skype for Business.

Issue: When customers install Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI or Lync 2013 MSI standalone and use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to change the default Start Menu Shortcut path, after installing the April 2015 update for Office which transforms Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2013, the shortcut for Skype for Business will remain as…

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Updating Office 365 Clients from a Network Location

The first step in configuring local Office 365 updating is to download the Office media using the Office Deployment Tool.  See the following article for more information on downloading and installing using the ODT.  Once it has been successfully downloaded, place the media in your desired network share location.  It is imperative that client machines have Read…

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How to uninstall Office 2010 and move to Office 2013 (Click to Run or Volume License)

There are three options for upgrading to Office 2013: •In-place upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is still installed on computers and we install Office 2013 on top of it. •Uninstall upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is first uninstalled before we install Office 2013. •New…

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Using the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

With the release of Office 2013 Click-to-Run, Microsoft has created a tool to assist with the deploying of various 2013 Click-to-Run products. This blog walks through how to use and customize the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run.   Step 1. Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run from here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778Running the officedeploymenttool.exe produces a Setup.exe and…

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Improvements included in the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365

Background One of the goals of Office Click-to-Run is to continue to innovate and improve the product with each new update release.  This month is no different. More Information With the July 2014 update of Office 2013 for Office 365 the following improvements have been made: Smaller Update Download Package:  Based on feedback from our…

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New Application Selection feature offered with the May 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run

Overview: The May 2014 update of the Office Deployment Tool  along with the May 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run (Build 15.0.4615.1001) offers administrators the ability to customize the installation to select which application to not install. Note: Versions of Office Deployment Tool and Office 2013 Click-to-Run prior to May 2014 do not support Application…

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New Group Policies introduced with the April 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run

Background: The SP1 for Office 2013 Click-to-Run introduced some new update capabilities to the product.  In order to manage these new features, four new Group Policy settings were introduced with the April 2014 update for Office 2013 Click-to-Run   Requirements: In order for these four new policy settings to work, you will need to have at…

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