(Almost) everything you ever wanted to know about Access 2010

I just inherited ownership of Access 2010 IT Pro documentation for the Office 2010 Resource Kit. And by documentation, I mean one topic–Changes in Access 2010. Historically, the Office Resource Kit has contained very little content about Access. On the other hand, there is quite a bit of Access content for end users on Office.com…

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Configure Office 2010 to volume activate at the same time you install a MAK key

If you are using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to configure a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) key, you can also activate Office 2010 at the time that you install the MAK key. A MAK key is one of the methods that Office Activation Technologies provides for activating products licensed under Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. By…

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The Office 2010 Beta expires October 31, 2010

Michael C. Oldenburg from the Microsoft Office Blog sends the following gentle reminder about the upcoming expiration of the Office 2010 Beta: Didn’t it seem like only yesterday when we made the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available? Actually, it’s been nearly a year! Since then, Office 2010 has experienced over 9 million downloads — more…

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Deploying Office 2010 with Group Policy computer startup script TechNet Magazine article

Greg Shields, MVP and partner at Concentrated Technology, has published an article on TechNet Magazine (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx) that describes how to deploy Office 2010 by using Group Policy computer startup scripts: Geek of All Trades: Automatically Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 with Free Tools (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff956190.aspx). The article includes information about how to configure a silent installation using…

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Office 2010 Deployment Workshops and experts coming to a city near you

Would you be interested in instructor-led training and hand-on labs to help you design, deploy, customize and manage Office 2010 in your environment?   Sign up for the Office 2010 Deployment Workshop!  Instructors are members of the Microsoft Office Deployment Support team, who will draw upon years of experience while working with attendees and share their tips,…


Check out our newly designed Office pages on TechNet!

We’ve been working hard to streamline our TechNet pages to incorporate Springboard elements as well as make popular articles and downloads easier to find. Have you visited our TechNet pages lately? If not, here are some of the changes we think you’ll like: Office home page: Our click data indicates that the Downloads link is…

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Office 2010 Springboard Series is coming to Europe!

My name is Andy O’Donald and I’m excited to tell you about the next Springboard Tour.  Some of you may remember me from the Get on the Bus Tour North America. It was a great event and I enjoyed meeting so many passionate IT Pros while I was on the road.  For so many professionals,…


Video: Assessing Office 2010 readiness by using the Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit

TechNet Edge has posted a series of videos on using the Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit 5.0. They even created a ~7-minute video specifically for assessing Office 2010 readiness. From their landing page: “In this screencast we take a look on how MAP can help streamline your migration to Office 2010 with MAP 5.0’s hardware compatibility proposal document….

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