Benefit from an Office 2007 Workshop

As we mentioned in an earlier blog post, the Microsoft US Enterprise Services group is conducting a number of Workshops across the nation.    Perhaps you are just getting ready to deploy, perhaps you are still planning a deployment.  Consider attending one of the workshops available in your area or contact owkshop@microsoft.com for a list of workshops and…


Office 2007 SP2 is on its way

Office Sustained Engineering announced the upcoming release of Office 2007 SP2 here. You can also view the official SP2 press release and learn more about the background and history of SP2 from Gray Knowlton. The  exact release date has not been announced, but is expected to fall between February and April 2009. The biggest news…


TCID and TBID command tables add-in for Excel 2007 and Word 2007

The TCID and TBID Command Tables for Excel and Word Add-in has just been released! This download provides data used by toolbar customization structures specified in [MS-DOC], [MS-OSHARED], and [MS-XLS]. Toolbar customization structures provide a run-time solution for the creation and deployment of toolbar customizations that are specific to the content of a file. For…


Creative commons add-in for Office 2007 recently released

The Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office 2007 v1.01 has recently been released! This add-in enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may…


Hotfix for OMPM is available

  A hotfix for the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) is available for download here.  This hotfix fixes the following issues with OMPM: ODBC error message when viewing OMPM reports on a computer running the Japanese version of Windows Server 2003. Timestamps for Date Accessed on files while scanning a folder with OMPM File Scanner….


How to manually uninstall Office 2007

First, a disclaimer: it is a best practice to uninstall programs by using Add or Remove Programs  in Windows XP or Programs and Features in Windows Vista.   I’ve been attending the Office 2007 Deployment Workshop in Houston this week, taught by Dean Yamada, and Dean mentioned a KB article that detailed a manual uninstall for…


Office Resource Kit documentation can be downloaded as a compiled Help file

The entire 2007 Office Resource Kit library is available as a downloadable compiled Help .chm file. To download this file, see 2007 Office Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=127842&clcid=0x409). This download includes all the content in the library and is updated monthly. Note: If you are downloading the 2007 Office Resource Kit library .chm…


Security updates for December 2008

The following security updates were released on December 9, 2008. For more information and to download updates, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008. Bulletin Number Description Affected products Rating MS08-073 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (958215) Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server…


User productivity job aids from Microsoft IT

IT Showcase, the team in Microsoft’s IT department that shows you how we’ve deployed our own products, has a set of user productivity job aids. These simple, easy-to-use customizable job aids help employees get started with something new, learn more about using a technology or product effectively, select the right product or service, or review…