Control whether PDFs open in Word Web App or the default PDF reader

Use Windows PowerShell commands to adjust settings so that PDFs open in the program you want. When users open a PDF file from a SharePoint document library that uses Office Web Apps Server, the default behavior is to open the PDF in Word Web App. If this isn’t the behavior you want, or if your…

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SP2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 officially released

Learn where to find the new Office 2010 SP2 download, a list of fixes, the latest admin templates, and the Visio Compatibility Pack. Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is officially released.  SP2 contains new fixes for areas of each product as well as all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates that…

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Outlook 2013 RT is here, and this is what you need to know

(Now that Windows 8.1 has officially released, we updated this information here.) You asked; we are delivering—Outlook 2013 RT for Windows RT 8.1 Preview is here! With the release of Windows RT 8.1 Preview, users get a bona fide Outlook 2013 application, with most of the familiar look and feature functionality found in the enterprise…

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TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 1

Watch the TechEd North America 2013 Office sessions on Channel 9 and get the Office architectural diagram posters from the Microsoft Download Center. Missed TechEd North America 2013 or didn’t get to all the Office sessions you wanted to?  If you’re not lucky enough to be in Madrid this week for TechEd Europe 2013, you…


Who moved my Garage?

Season 2 of the Garage series with host Jeremy Chapman is now on the new Office 365 Technology blog.  Looking for the latest new Office Garage Series post?  The scope of the show has expanded for season 2.  And with that, you can now find the show on the new Office 365 Technology blog.  As…


Automating Quick Repairs in Office 365 ProPlus

Learn how to automate a Quick Repair to fix issues and file associations in Office 365 ProPlus. Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin. If your users are running Office 365 ProPlus and another version of Office side-by-side, the time will come when you should uninstall the old version of Office. We call…

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New "Quick guide to Office editions" poster

Download a copy of the “Quick guide to Office editions” poster and get links to additional information about what’s covered in the poster. Not sure what Office 365 ProPlus is? Curious about the difference between Office Web Apps and Office on Demand? Did you know there are Office apps specifically designed for Windows 8? We’ve…

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Join us at TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans

We have a crew of nine members from Office Content Publishing who will be attending TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans next week, and we are excited and looking forward to networking with the community of TechEd attendees! We are the writers and PMs who produce the deep technical documentation and other resources for IT Pros and developers that are found on…

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The new Office Garage Series: Managing Office in Virtualized Environments

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in virtualized environments from the entire desktop to hosting the application on Remote Desktop Server with Office 365. They explain virtualization options, licensing implications and even demonstrate how to convert Click-to-Run media into an App-V package. Lead deployment engineer Jefferson Criddle…