Build your own book of TechNet articles

Although the Office Resource Kit offers a set of downloadable books, we realize that there are many more possibilities for tailoring sets of articles for specific environments. So…the good news is that you can now build your own books of TechNet articles. You can pick and choose up to 100 articles from anywhere in the…

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Announcing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta

If you’re using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit version 5.0, you might be interested in the new 5.5 Beta. Although there is no new functionality related to Office 2010 assessment, the 5.5 beta supports easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure, heterogeneous database discovery for SQL Server migration projects, Internet Explorer 8 upgrade assessment, and much…

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The Office 2010 Beta expires October 31, 2010

Michael C. Oldenburg from the Microsoft Office Blog sends the following gentle reminder about the upcoming expiration of the Office 2010 Beta: Didn’t it seem like only yesterday when we made the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available? Actually, it’s been nearly a year! Since then, Office 2010 has experienced over 9 million downloads — more…

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Microsoft Office 2010 Security Baseline beta now available for download

UPDATE (NEW) – 11/11/2010: The Security Solution Accelerators team recently announced the release of the new Office 2010 Security Baseline that can be used with the Security Compliance Manager tool! New users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline by visiting the Microsoft Download Center to download the Security Compliance Manager tool. Existing users can access the Office 2010 Security Baseline…

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Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit Technical Library available in Compiled Help format

The Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit library is now available as a downloadable compiled Help (.chm) file. To download this file, see Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=183468).   Resources   ·         Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit ·         What’s New for IT in Microsoft Office 2010 (Beta) ·         Volume…

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Deploying Office 2010 with multiple languages

Will you need to deploy Office 2010 with multiple languages?  We have published six new and improved articles to help support you in that effort.  They are: Plan for multilanguage deployment of Office 2010   This article discusses planning considerations for deploying Office 2010 with multiple languages. Customize language setup and settings for Office 2010   This article describes…


Outlook Hotmail Connector available for Outlook 2010

If you have been using Outlook Hotmail Connector to access your Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts within Outlook 2007 or 2003, Outlook Connector is now available for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 32-bit and 64-bit. With Outlook Hotmail Connector you can use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook to: Read and send…

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Office Customization Tool changes in Office 2010

The Office Customization Tool is part of the Setup program and is the primary tool that administrators use to customize an Office 2010 (and 2007 Office system) client installation. The OCT is included in Volume License versions of Office 2010 such as Office 2010 Professional Plus. Office 2010 includes two architecture-specific versions of the OCT,…

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Office 2010 64-bit editions

Processors that are 64-bit are quickly becoming the standard for systems ranging from servers to desktop computers. The 64-bit systems can use more virtual and physical memory than 32-bit processors. This allows users to work with much larger data sets than they could previously, to analyze and solve large computational problems. Office 2010 introduces native…

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Technical diagrams available for Office 2010

Wouldn’t you prefer looking at a nice poster over reading a wall of text?  We have some posters that can help you plan for your Office 2010 deployment.    These include: ·        Deployment options for Office 2010 ·        Deploy Multilanguage packs for Office 2010 ·        64-bit client installation of Office 2010 ·        Virtualization architecture overview…

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