How to view output from the Office Customization Tool

The Office Resource Kit includes a sample Microsoft Visual Basic script that administrators can use to view the settings stored in Office Customization Tool (OCT) MSP files. The OCT is the primary tool that administrators use to customize an installation of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. The customizations are saved in a Setup customization MSP…


TechEd Barcelona 2008

Each year Developers and IT Professionals come together during a span of two weeks to discuss, learn, collaborate and share.   Barcelona will be the hosting city again, for the European TechEd Conference 2008.  The first week (11/03-11/07) is for the IT Pros and is referenced as the IT Forum.  TechEd EMEA IT Professional Conference.  The second week (11/10…


How do you plan your desktop deployments?

  The Office Resource Kit team is taking a hard look at what planning content to provide and how to organize it.  We’re looking for feedback on what resources you’d want  to plan an Office deployment.    Would you want prescriptive best practices to plan your deployment? Would you want job aids like templates, checklists,…


TechNet – the Next Version

This past week, a large group of IT Professionals World Wide, came together for the MBD Advisory Council Summit.  The main focus was how can we help users transition to the next version with our tools and documentation.   One of the areas of focus specific to our team, was how IT Professionals use the…


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 deploy packages for 2007 Office system software updates.  This article provides information about the prerequisites for deploying software updates…