Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 4) – Device-based Access Management

Welcome to part four 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 consuming email on…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 3) – Accessing Office from the Browser

Welcome to part three 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 consuming email on…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 1)

Hello and welcome to my first blog as a member of the Office IT Pro team. I used to blog quite a bit for the Windows team about fun topics such as imaging, deployment automation, physical-to-virtual OS migration and application compatibility. If you’re wondering what I am doing in Office now… well, there are tons…


Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 target date announced

The Office Sustained Engineering team has announced the third Service Pack release for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. They are targeting a release date within calendar Q4 2011. As the release date approaches, we will share more about the exact timing. For more information, see the announcement here: Announcing Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and…

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Hotfix in the August 2011 Cumulative Update fixes possible Outlook 2010 SP1 issues

If you’ve installed Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and are experiencing either of the following issues with Outlook 2010 SP1: Reminders display in Outlook Web App (OWA), but do not display in Outlook 2010 SP1. Outlook 2010 SP1 Sent email messages for which you’ve set Follow Up don’t show that the Follow Up is…

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Hiding the Ribbon in Office 2010

Brought to you by our compatibility expert Curtis Sawin Helping users get used to the ribbon is a challenge for IT organizations that are migrating their Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003 environments to Office 2010. Although customer feedback strongly demonstrates that the ribbon is a much better (i.e., more productive) experience in the…

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Understanding potentially impactful changes in the Office 2010 object model

Brought to you by our compatibility expert Curtis Sawin One of the challenges of migrating to Office 2010 is assessing the impact of object model changes in Office applications. IT Pros and developers fear that macros built using a previous version of Excel (for example) may not work in Excel 2010 because the object model has changed…

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Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010 and language packs (Part 2)

In our previous post,  for those of you  running Office Web Apps hosted on-premises,  we covered which service pack and cumulative updates to install and in what order for SharePoint.  However, we didn’t include a scenario with the language packs updates.  We’ve had some questions as to where those fit in.  So without further ado…


Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is released

The Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is now available. Administrators and advanced users in organizations that have installed Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) can use the tool to return Office 2010 to its pre-SP1 state. The Uninstall Tool enables them to uninstall the service pack without having to reinstall the…

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