You Asked… We Answered…What is Co-Authoring?

Recently we received a number of emails with questions about what is co-authoring, which products support it, and what can possibly cause it not to work auto-magically. In technical terms: Co-authoring functionality simplifies collaboration by enabling multiple users to work productively on the same document without intruding on one another’s work or locking one-another out. In…

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Why is there a Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center?

The Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center enables you to monitor files that you’re uploading to a server. In particular, the Microsoft Office Upload Center uses a feature known as Efficient File Transfer (EFT) to help reduce bandwidth usage between SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 applications. After a file is fully uploaded to the SharePoint 2010…

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Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007

On Tuesday, December 14, we released an update (KB2412171) for Microsoft Outlook 2007. We have discovered several issues with the update and want to inform you about problems you might encounter and what corrective steps we recommend. As of December 16, this Outlook 2007 update has been removed from Microsoft Update. This Outlook 2007 update…

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Using the Office Customization Tool to install a KMS key for Visio 2010

We’ve had questions about whether the Office Customization Tool can be used to install a Key Management Service (KMS) key for a volume licensed version of Visio 2010 Standard. The short answer is yes. Here are the details: The Enter another product key option in the Licensing and user interface section of the OCT is…

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Office Multilanguage Pack with Proofing Tools now available

Licensed customers can now download the Office Multilanguage Pack (MLP) and Proofing Tools from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.   There are 2 Office 2010 MLP downloads: CD and DVD.  If you want the Multilanguage Pack and/or Proofing Tools, choose the DVD download.  The CD download only includes the individual single language packs for each of…

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Troubleshooting the error “Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped” when scanning Access databases using OMPM for Office 2010

We’ve seen several recent reports of customers hitting the following errors when using OMPM to scan Access databases: Database too large, not copying. Access properties skipped. Not logging Access properties for database. One of our Microsoft consultants, Sebastien Roche, discovered a workaround to fix this issue: Modify the OMPM configuration file (offscan.ini) as follows: Set…

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Troubleshooting issues with loading Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI)

We’ve had a couple people report recently that they are trying to use OCCI but the Inspect VBA Project option never shows up in the Developer ribbon. When installed correctly, OCCI will add the following buttons to the Developer ribbon, like this: If you have installed OCCI but it’s not showing up in the Developer…

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Office Customization Tool: FAQs

The OCT is the main client customization tool for Office 2010 (and Office 2007). This tool is part of the Setup program and is included only in volume license versions of Office, such as Office 2010 Professional Plus. You use the OCT to configure settings in these areas: Setup Install location and organization name Additional network…

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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…

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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…

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