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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Managing Office 365 ProPlus installations: activating, deactivating, and reactivating

Being able to install and use Office on up to 5 PCs at the same time is one benefit of your organization having an Office 365 subscription with Office 365 ProPlus. For example, a user could have Office installed on the following computers: a desktop computer in her office a laptop that she uses when…

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Frequently asked questions about Office 365 ProPlus

We’ve had some questions about running Office 365 ProPlus, including application data storage, and scalability and deployment. This blog addresses those questions. Do I need Internet connectivity to run Office 365 ProPlus applications? You can install and run Office 365 ProPlus with or without a connection to the Internet. In a managed deployment performed by…

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What’s new in volume activation for Office 2013 Preview? Active Directory-Based Activation

Office volume activation is an enterprise feature for volume-licensed editions of Office 2010 and Office 2013 Preview. In addition to the volume activation methods you used for Office 2010 – Multiple Activation Key (MAK) and Key Management Service (KMS), a new volume activation method is available for Office 2013 Preview – Active Directory-Based Activation. You…

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Office 365 ProPlus Administrator Series on the Office 365 Preview blog

In case you missed it, Jeremy Chapman (Senior Product Manager at Microsoft for Office) has a series of posts about Office 365 ProPlus Preview for IT Pros on the new Office 365 Preview blog.    You might know Jeremy from TechEd North America 2012 where he most recently presented some Office client deployment and Office 365…


Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that significantly reduces the time that is required to download and use Office products. Administrators who have signed up for Office 365 can use the Office Deployment Tool to stage and deploy Click-to-Run Office products from an on-premises location as an alternative to users installing directly from…

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Using Click-to-Run to install the new Office

How long does it take to install Office 2010?  Well, first you need to find the Office 2010 software and start running Setup. Then you have to wait until Setup is completely finished. After Setup is finished, you need to download and apply updates or service packs. So you have to wait some more. All…

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What’s new for IT Pros in the new Office release?

We hope you’ve had a chance to try out the Consumer Preview release of the new Office, which has lots of new features and improvements to help you more easily manage your Office installations. You can find these features and improvements in What’s new for IT professionals. The article summarizes the new Office features and…

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What is Office 365 ProPlus Preview?

Hopefully by now, you have heard that the new Office Preview is available to download and try out.  One of the areas of focus in this new version of Office is Office 365.  If you aren’t familiar with Office 365, Office 365 is a cloud-based service from Microsoft that provides a monthly subscription to the…

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System requirements for Office 2013 Preview

You are itching to give the new Office a spin and we don’t blame you! It’s everything you’ve grown fond of plus many cool new features all rolled up in a beautiful package of apps that play so well together. Before you jump in, take a minute to make sure your system will be able…

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