How to install Office 2010 applications for a subset of users in your organization

We have received questions about how to install Microsoft Access 2010 only for some, but not all users in an organization. For example, some enterprises that are deploying Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 may want to deploy Access 2010 only to a subset of users. In such cases, administrators can use the Office Customization Tool…


How do you like your whitepapers: shaken or stirred?

When we aren’t debating who makes the best pumpkin pie, we’re trying to figure out how best to present whitepapers within our TechNet Springboard pages. Whitepapers differ from our usual Office Resource Kit content in that they are usually in document format and in many cases are written by consultants or product team experts. We…


Announcing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta

If you’re using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit version 5.0, you might be interested in the new 5.5 Beta. Although there is no new functionality related to Office 2010 assessment, the 5.5 beta supports easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure, heterogeneous database discovery for SQL Server migration projects, Internet Explorer 8 upgrade assessment, and much…


TechNet Tips assist you with Office 2010 volume activation and more

If you are already familiar with Office 2010 administration and need a quick solution, TechNet Office 2010 tips will help you set up Office 2010 products and features. New tips are added periodically. The following tips can help to easily activate your Office 2010 volume licensed clients: Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation…


See what’s new on our TechNet site at

Hello everyone!The writers here on the Office Resource Kit  are always on the lookout for new content to feature on our TechNet pages on Here’s what we’ve been up to the past couple weeks. We’d love to hear from you about these changes! “Zoom in” on model posters Want to see the details of…


Tech·Ed Europe Returns to Berlin, Day 4

Is it already Thursday?  Where did the week go!  The morning started off 5C and raining.  That’s not so bad since I left Seattle when it was raining as well, so not much difference.  However,in the evening the winds picked up and the Office client team were faced with the cold front when we left Messe Berlin for the…


Updated technical diagrams

We have updated the following Technical Diagrams for Office 2010. Click the links below to download the posters that you want. Deployment Options for Microsoft Office 2010 – Updated general graphics and OCT screenshot; updated text in the “Application virtualization” column. Deploy Multilanguage Packs for Microsoft Office 2010 – Updated Config.xml and OCT screenshots. Virtualization…


Microsoft Office 2010 Security Baseline released and now available for download

The Security Solution Accelerators team recently announced the release of the new Office 2010 Security Baseline that can be used with the Security Compliance Manager tool! New users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline by visiting the Microsoft Download Center to download the Security Compliance Manager tool. Existing users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline in the tool…


Using OMPM to assess macros? Check out this fix to repair links in the Macro Summary tab

Update: This issue has been fixed as of August 2011 in Update 1 of OMPM. See our recent blog post for more information.   Today’s post is brought to you by Curtis Sawin, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. Recently, we discovered a small bug in the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) reporting tool…


Tech·Ed Europe Returns to Berlin, Day 3

What day is it today?  Right we’re on Day 3, that would make it Wednesday in Berlin! Did I mention how much I love waking up to a good German breakfast!  So here we are 3 days into the event, the excitement over Office 2010 and the future of Microsoft products can be seen on everyone’s face….