Deploying and Managing Office 2007 Workshop

This coming week my colleague and I will have the chance to attend one of the Microsoft US Enterprise Services workshops on Deploying and Managing Office 2007.  In 4 days (or less), this workshop will cover all the details that you would need to design, deploy and customize an Office 2007 installation.  Specifically created to…

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Training resources: 2007 Office system Get Started tabs available in multiple languages

The Get Started tab is an Office add-in that includes a selection of free video demos, interactive guides, and online training courses that show you how the Office 2007 programs work and where the Office 2003 commands and buttons appear in the Office 2007 programs. The tab is now available in the following languages in…


Office Resource Kit has been wikified on TechNet

It is now possible for everyone to add content to the Office Resource Kit on TechNet with the Community Content feature. All you need to do is create and log in with a TechNet ID, and enter useful content at the bottom of the page of any article in the Office Resource Kit. This is…


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 Office Online and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). In…


How to customize a configuration for users by using a separate installation folder

To create a custom configuration for users with specific requirements, you can use the Config.xml file and Setup customization files (MSP files created with the Office Customization Tool), and create a separate installation folder that contains the Setup program and customizations for that group’s configuration. Then you can run (or have users run) Setup from…

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How to create and deploy custom 2007 Office configurations

To deploy a custom configuration, perform the following tasks. !—-> 1. Create a network installation point ·         Copy all the files and folders from the 2007 Office system CD to a folder on the network or on your computer. For example, copy the files to \servershareOffice12. ·         Copy all language packs and additional Office products…

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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,…