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…

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Recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry

This post describes recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry, such as how the agents are licensed, installing agents on Windows XP and Windows Vista, and more. It’s been rewarding to see an increase in Office Telemetry questions come in through forums and internal discussion groups. More and more customers are discovering Office Telemetry and are…

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Introducing the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool, Tdadm.exe, and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard

Learn about the new Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) and two new TechNet articles about Telemetry Dashboard. We are pleased to announce that the Telemetry Dashboard Administration Tool (Tdadm.exe) is now available in the Microsoft Download Center. You can use this tool to: Manage the list of built-in file names and programmatic identifiers (ProgIDs) Clean up…

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Volume activation of Office 2013 –frequently asked questions

If you’ve seen the TechNet article FAQ:Volume activation of Office 2010, you know that it contains many frequently asked questions about Office 2010 volume activation, including Key Management Services (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK). The questions in the article apply to Office 2013 volume activation as well as Office 2010. Included below are questions that…

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Now you can reset or remove a password from a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file—with Office 2013!

This post describes how to use the new DocRecrypt tool and your company public and private key to unlock password-protected Office 2010 or Office 2013 Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Password protected files with lost or forgotten passwords have plagued IT admins since the password feature was first introduced in Office. Now you can use…

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Migrate an Office 2013 KMS host from the command line or the UI

Migrating an Office 2013 KMS host to another computer is similar to migrating an Office 2010 KMS host. You can find the basics for Office KMS host migration at  Migrate an Office 2010 KMS host. For Office 2013, there is a new Microsoft Office 2013 KMS Host License Pack and activation ID. And if the…

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Download the new Microsoft Visio Viewer

In case you missed the announcement, the Visio team has announced the availability of the Microsoft Visio Viewer on their blog.The Microsoft Visio Viewer is a free download that lets your users view Visio drawings without having Visio installed on their computer. This download is also useful for users of earlier versions of Visio who…

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Introducing content roadmaps for Office IT Pros

The Office Resource Kit team is rolling out a series of content roadmaps for subject areas like Office 2013 deployment and compatibility. We designed these roadmaps with several goals in mind: Give context and order to the articles so that you know what to read, when, and why.  Act as a central home page that…

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Deploy Telemetry Agent by using System Center Configuration Manager

This blog post was written by Shinobu Furuma, a Program Manager on the Office Solutions Management team. In our last blog post, we introduced how to Quickly set up Office Telemetry Dashboard on a workgroup or domain-joined computer. In this post, we’d like to explain how you can deploy Telemetry Agent to large-scale environments by…

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Deploying labels (tags) for better analysis in Telemetry Dashboard

When you deploy Telemetry Agent to clients, you can specify up to four labels that best describe your users. Labels are one of the key features of Telemetry Dashboard because they let you filter the collected telemetry data by geographical location, individual business groups, specific types of users, and so on. By using labels, you…

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