Deploying a custom dictionary

We’ve had some questions about how to deploy a custom dictionary in an organization. To deploy a custom dictionary, administrators can use the following approach: Create a Visual Basic script to copy the custom dictionary file to the local computer. Update registry settings to use the custom dictionary. Execute the Visual Basic script as part…


The updates list for Office 2007 Service Pack 3 is now available

The Office Sustained Engineering team has released the list of updates that are included in Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3). Office 2007 SP3, which was released in October 2011, includes a roll-up of all Public Update (PU) and Cumulative Update (CU) releases since Office 2007 SP2, as well as stability and performance improvements.  Note…


Video: Solving Office Compatibility to Accelerate Office Deployments

Our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin shared his expertise on Office compatibility planning at the recent SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA. Here’s his introduction to the video, along with the link. Office file and solution compatibility causes concern for organizations when they begin planning for an Office upgrade. This typically leads to extended deployment projects delaying…


Working exclusively with Office Web Apps – one small business customer’s experiment

One of our colleagues on the Get to the Point SharePoint blog recently wrote about working with a small business customer who, in the process of migrating to Office 365, experimented with using Office exclusively in the cloud (using OWA and Web Apps) and later using a combination of Office web-based and rich clients. Their observations were…


Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 is now available

The Office Sustained Engineering team has released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007. For complete details, including a list of all download and description links to the SP3 packages, see Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Availability. In addition, the links are available in this Knowledge Base article: List of all…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 6) – Building Solutions for Remote Access to Windows Environments

Welcome to the sixth and final part in the series about managing your Office assets in a world of tablet computing. In part one I mainly introduced the primary ways to consume Office with rich clients, remote rich clients, Office for Mac, Web Apps and Office on the phone. In part two I talked about…


You Asked, We Answered… Where is MODI?

First off maybe you might be asking, what is MODI?    MODI stands for Microsoft Office Document Imaging.  MODI is a Microsoft Office application that supports editing documents scanned by Microsoft Office Document Scanning.  It was first introduced in Microsoft Office XP and is included in Office versions up to Office 2007.  MODI is able…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 5) – Accessing Remote Windows Environments

Welcome to part five in the series about managing your Office assets in a world of tablet computing. In part one I introduced the primary ways to consume Office with rich clients, remote rich clients, Office for Mac, Web Apps and Office on the phone. In part two I talked about consuming email on tablets using…