Deploy Telemetry Agent by using System Center Configuration Manager

This blog post was written by Shinobu Furuma, a Program Manager on the Office Solutions Management team. In our last blog post, we introduced how to Quickly set up Office Telemetry Dashboard on a workgroup or domain-joined computer. In this post, we’d like to explain how you can deploy Telemetry Agent to large-scale environments by…

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Managing Office 365 ProPlus installations: activating, deactivating, and reactivating

Being able to install and use Office on up to 5 PCs at the same time is one benefit of your organization having an Office 365 subscription with Office 365 ProPlus. For example, a user could have Office installed on the following computers: a desktop computer in her office a laptop that she uses when…

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Frequently asked questions about Office 365 ProPlus

We’ve had some questions about running Office 365 ProPlus, including application data storage, and scalability and deployment. This blog addresses those questions. Do I need Internet connectivity to run Office 365 ProPlus applications? You can install and run Office 365 ProPlus with or without a connection to the Internet. In a managed deployment performed by…

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October 2012 Cumulative Updates for Office and related products are now available

You can now get the October 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions. In addition, there are overall packages available for the following products:…

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Deploying labels (tags) for better analysis in Telemetry Dashboard

When you deploy Telemetry Agent to clients, you can specify up to four labels that best describe your users. Labels are one of the key features of Telemetry Dashboard because they let you filter the collected telemetry data by geographical location, individual business groups, specific types of users, and so on. By using labels, you…

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New Telemetry Dashboard video and article on TechNet

If you’ve never seen Telemetry Dashboard in action, check out our new video, Quick tips for Telemetry Dashboard navigation. These tips help you start the dashboard, hide and show data, and quickly go back to a previous worksheet. If you’re still in the process of evaluating Telemetry Dashboard, be sure to review our new article, Topology…

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Which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT?

Window 8 With the recent launch of Windows 8, you might be asking “Which versions of Office can I deploy to Windows 8 computers?” Well, the following versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 (and on Windows Server 2012, too): Office 2013 Office 2010 Office 2007 If you are considering deploying Office 2013, be…

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Office 2013 Administrative Templates (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) download available

On 11/5/2012, the Office engineering team released updated Office 2013 Administrative Templates and Office Customization Tool (OCT) files which administrators can download here: Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Included in this download is an Excel spreadsheet (office2013grouppolicyandoctsettings.xlsx) that lists the Group Policy and OCT settings. The policy settings apply to…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Beta for Office 365 Client Assessments

It’s been a while since I blogged here and I’ve been busy documenting Click-to-Run exhaustively on the Office 365 Preview blog. I actually started working for Microsoft on the Solution Accelerators team, who build things like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP). So when they came to me asking how they…


Introducing Telemetry Log in Office 2013

This post is written by David Matsumoto, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team  In our recent blog posts, we’ve been talking about the Office Telemetry features that are new for Office 2013. You may have read a few blog posts that discussed Telemetry Dashboard in greater detail, and hopefully you’ve had a…

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