March 2013 update released for Office Web Apps Server

An update for Office Web Apps Server was released on March 5th.  You can find details on what’s included in the March update and where to get it from here:Description of the Office Web Apps Server 2013 hotfix package (Wacserver-x-none.msp): March 5, 2013 The March update also includes the changes described in the February 2013…


The new Office Garage Series: Client Configuration Management 101

In this blog post, our animated hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh begin to tackle the frequently asked question, “Do I get more control if I use the traditional Office installation?” They look at automation support and install-time controls, configuration management via Group Policy and new Office Telemetry tools with a special visit from the…


The new Office Garage Series: Who Moved My MSI?

In this blog post, our adventurous hosts Yoni Kirsh and Jeremy Chapman explain the differences between Windows Installer Package (MSI) and Click-to-Run package types, how to download Click-to-Run builds for use with software distribution tools, when its necessary to provision user accounts in Office 365 and Yoni tests whether Office 365 ProPlus can be installed…


The new Office: What are your options, what’s changed and what’s new?

In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title=”The New Office: Garage Series for IT Pros – What’s…


Updated Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run available

Summary: Learn about the updated Office Deployment Tool for Office 365 Click-to-Run desktop applications. If you are an IT Pro administrator who has signed up for Office 365, you likely already know that you can choose whether to allow users to install Office 365 ProPlus (and Project Pro, Visio Pro, SharePoint Designer, or Lync products)…

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The New Office: Garage Series for IT Pros

Welcome to the official blog for the Garage Series for IT Pros. As we gear up for the commercial release of the new Office, I’m excited to announce that we will also be bringing you a brand new weekly show, here on this blog, each Wednesday starting February 27th from the Microsoft Garage. We’ll explore…


Office and the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device — what’s supported?

Learn what versions of Office are supported on the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device and how that device differs from the Surface with Windows RT device for deploying Office. Back in November, we blogged about which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT. Last week, Microsoft started…

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Introducing the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool, Tdadm.exe, and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard

Learn about the new Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard. We are pleased to announce that the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) is now available in the Microsoft Download Center. You can use this tool to: Manage the list of built-in file names and programmatic identifiers (ProgIDs) Clean up…


Volume activation of Office 2013 –frequently asked questions

If you’ve seen the TechNet article FAQ:Volume activation of Office 2010, you know that it contains many frequently asked questions about Office 2010 volume activation, including Key Management Services (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK). The questions in the article apply to Office 2013 volume activation as well as Office 2010. Included below are questions that…


Now you can reset or remove a password from a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file—with Office 2013!

This post describes how to use the new DocRecrypt tool and your company public and private key to unlock password-protected Office 2010 or Office 2013 Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Password protected files with lost or forgotten passwords have plagued IT admins since the password feature was first introduced in Office. Now you can use…

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