Join us at TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans

We have a crew of nine members from Office Content Publishing who will be attending TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans next week, and we are excited and looking forward to networking with the community of TechEd attendees! We are the writers and PMs who produce the deep technical documentation and other resources for IT Pros and developers that are found on…

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The new Office Garage Series: Managing Office in Virtualized Environments

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in virtualized environments from the entire desktop to hosting the application on Remote Desktop Server with Office 365. They explain virtualization options, licensing implications and even demonstrate how to convert Click-to-Run media into an App-V package. Lead deployment engineer Jefferson Criddle…


The new Office Garage Series: Automating User Provisioning in Office 365

This week our hosts address one of the most visible changes to the new Office desktop apps – sign in experience for the service. Jeremy and Yoni draw out the identity architecture on the PPI to show the main options. Then they demonstrate how to get users into an organization’s Office 365 identity store and how to grant specific users access to…


New Office Web Apps Server poster and content roadmap

We’ve published two new resources to help you learn about Office Web Apps Server and to help you find the content you need to plan, deploy and manage Office Web Apps Server. Content roadmap for Office Web Apps Office Web Apps Server overview (poster) Also, if you’d like to see what’s involved in deploying Office…


Why isn’t KMS counting activation requests?

Learn some techniques to avoid error 0xC004F038 when using KMS to activate Office installations. Key Management Service (KMS) helps you activate multiple Office licenses over your local network, without requiring each computer to connect up to Microsoft for activation. Sometimes, though, KMS can appear to disregard client activation requests, causing the following error: 0xC004F038 The Software…

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The new Office Garage Series: Anatomy of Office Software Updates in Click-to-Run

This week adventurous hosts go deeper on how software updates really work for the new Office. They attempt to demystify what’s different compared to the Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI install and explain the optimized update service for the Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run install. They also explain how the service works in cases where you might want to test, validate and publish updates…