Security updates for November 2009

On Tuesday, November 10th, 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 Excel 2002, Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Excel Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer, and the 2007 Microsoft Office System, as described in security…

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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. The security updates also apply to Microsoft Office Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003,…

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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 one of the community newsgroup to see if someone there can help you out.  Sorry for the…


Updates for Outlook Junk E-mail Filters September 2009

On September 2nd, 2009, Microsoft released updates to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filters.  The updates provide the Junk E-mail Filter in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk…

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2007 Office system: Resource Centers for IT administrators

If you are an IT administrator who manages Office desktops in your organization, you will find consolidated resources in the following 2007 Office Resource Centers: Deployment – Learn about the 2007 Office system changes in Setup architecture, language-neutral design, and customization model, and find centralized resources for preparing for and deploying the 2007 Office system (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/desktop/bb736744.aspx)….

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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 within a Web browser. Office Web Components technology has been deprecated. This…

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Deploy different Microsoft Office 2007 suites (step-by-step)

We recently published a new article describing the options available to deploy different Microsoft Office 2007 suites to the same computer – including procedural information for each option: side-by-side and uninstall-install. Although this process might not be needed by most organizations, it can be appropriate in some scenarios. For example, departments in an organization that currently have…

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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 Security Bulletin Summary for July 2009 for IT professionals. Microsoft also…

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2007 Office ribbon and toolbar learning resources

The Office team has just launched the Office 2007 ribbon and toolbar portal (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX102774021033.aspx) to help users discover the learning resources and tools available for the ribbon and toolbar. The portal highlights features in an easy-to-scan format by products and includes online demos, videos, training courses, help articles, and interactive guides for Excel, PowerPoint, and…

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Office 2007 installed on retail computers is usually a trial version

From time to time, we receive comments on our articles asking a variant of the question, “Where is my product key?” These comments are typically from retail customers whose trial version of Office 2007 has expired and is now asking them for a product key to continue using it. Many customers try the product key…