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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The mysterious Outlook Outbox

Understand why messages get “stuck in the Outbox folder” in an Exchange environment. This is a taste to whet your appetite. For the complete story, open the attached .PDF file. (Today’s post is courtesy of Scott Bradley, Principal Escalation Engineer, Office Technical Support.) A trip back in time—the evolution of Outlook A thorough understanding of…

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TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 2

Get answers to the most frequently asked Office 365 questions that the Office writers heard at TechEd North America 2013. In our previous post TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 1, we recommended some sessions you should watch online if you missed them in person, and we provided links to the posters we had…


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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New Security Features in Office 2013 Preview

There is something security related for everyone in the new Office 2013 Preview. Simple sign gives users easy access to cloud content from within in Office. Users can create a profile, sign in one time, and then seamlessly work on and access local and cloud Office files without re-identifying themselves. They sign in using their…

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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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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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Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 is now available

The Office Sustained Engineering team has released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007. For complete details, including a list of all download and description links to the SP3 packages, see Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Availability. In addition, the links are available in this Knowledge Base article: List of all…

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When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also installed

When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is automatically installed whether or not it was part of the original installation of Office 2010. This is due to a bug that triggers the installation of SharePoint Workspace 2010.  For more details and to learn how to handle this, see When you install Service Pack…

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Office 2010 SP1 now updates multiple languages in Office 2010 installations

An update to Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 now enables the service pack to update all language versions within multiple-language installations of Office 2010. Previously, only the English version was updated. For more information, see Office 2010 SP1 Microsoft Update Change for Language Installs.

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