Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions

Learn how to use the Office Deployment Tool to create App-V 5.0 SP2 packages for volume license versions of Office 2013. This post comes courtesy of our resident Click-to-Run/Office deployment expert, Jeremy Chapman. Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions Corresponding with the release of App-V 5.0 SP2, we have updated…


Get Outlook 2013 RT with Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT 8.1 has been available in the Windows Store for a couple of weeks now. If your users are still running Windows RT 8.1 Preview, be sure to get the word out that they should install the final version of Windows RT 8.1 before January 2014, when the license for the preview expires. They should also review…


October 2013 cumulative updates for Office client and Office server products are now available

Get links to the latest hotfixes for Office 2013 and Office 2010 If you are an admin responsible for keeping Office patched and updated in your organization, you’ll want to review the October 2013 cumulative update packages for Office 2013 and Office 2010. What is a cumulative update package?  It contains the latest hotfixes for…


Setting the Office Theme using Group Policy

Updated Office 2013 Administrative Template files allow you to set the theme using Group Policy. This post comes courtesy of our resident Office compatibility and deployment expert, Curtis Sawin. Overview Just last week, the Office 2013 Administrative Templates were updated. The new templates include a new policy setting that allows you to set the default…


Register today for the Office 365 Ignite Summits!

Ignite Summits are 3-day workshops for Microsoft’s most valued IT Pros, Developers and Partners. Learn from Microsoft product experts from across the company. With over 70 technical sessions covering Office 365, Developer, Exchange, Project, Visio/Visio Services, SharePoint, and Yammer. There are four exciting locations to choose from: Hong Kong, October 8-10, 2013 Prague, October 22-24, 2013…


The mysterious Outlook Outbox

Understand why messages get “stuck in the Outbox folder” in an Exchange environment. This is a taste to whet your appetite. For the complete story, open the attached .PDF file. (Today’s post is courtesy of Scott Bradley, Principal Escalation Engineer, Office Technical Support.) A trip back in time—the evolution of Outlook A thorough understanding of…


TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 2

Get answers to the most frequently asked Office 365 questions that the Office writers heard at TechEd North America 2013. In our previous post TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 1, we recommended some sessions you should watch online if you missed them in person, and we provided links to the posters we had…


How to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises web portal

Learn how to use the Office Deployment Tool and a self-extracting .exe file to enable users to install Office 365 ProPlus from an internal company portal.  (Today’s post is courtesy of Curtis Sawin, Microsoft consultant focused on Office client deployments.) One of the ways to deploy Office 365 ProPlus is to have your users sign…


Download the new Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack

Visio 2010 users can use this pack to open files created in the newer Visio 2013 file format. Visio 2010 users can download the Visio Compatibility Pack from the Microsoft Download Center. This pack lets Visio 2010 users open files created in the newer Visio 2013 drawing file format (files with a .vsdx and .vsdm…