The new Office Garage Series: Anatomy of Office Software Updates in Click-to-Run

This week adventurous hosts go deeper on how software updates really work for the new Office. They attempt to demystify what’s different compared to the Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI install and explain the optimized update service for the Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run install. They also explain how the service works in cases where you might want to test, validate and publish updates…


The new Office Garage Series: Click-to-Run Customization and Deployment Deep Dive Part 3 - Integration and Automation with Software Distribution Tools

This week marks the third in a three part series as hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh take the concepts from installing and configuring Office Click-to-Run in the first two parts and integrate those with software distribution tools like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Windows Intune. They demonstrate the specific commands used with standalone…


The new Office Garage Series: Recap of the Garage Series Live! Show with Paul Thurrott and Early Adopters

This week our hosts, Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, recap the Garage Series Live! where they discussed and demonstrated the new Office with author and tech journalist, Paul Thurrott, early adopter customers, and Office engineers. They were joined Patrick Wirtz from the Walsh Group, Marvin Correa from Sephora, and Sebastian Stein from HhpBerlin along with…


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 the Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) by using ConfigMgr and SCCM

Looking for more information about how to deploy OEAT using SCCM? Rob York, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Premier Field Engineering, UK, has written a blog post that provides step-by-step procedures for creating the settings.xml file to be distributed with OEAT.exe and for creating the package in SCCM. Deploying Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) with ConfigMgr…

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New IT Showcase article: Securing the Microsoft Environment Using Desktop Patch Management

IT Showcase just release a new article about how Microsoft uses SCCM to manage desktop updates. Some highlights: Architecture Microsoft IT implemented System Center Configuration Manager in a Windows Server® 2008 environment with Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 based on the following configuration: One central site server. The central site server is a high-capacity, high-throughput server with eight processors and…


New articles in the Office Resource Kit

The Office Resource Kit team has recently published the following articles:  Deploying 2007 Office software updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872848.aspx). Learn about how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to create and deploy packages for 2007 Office system software updates.  This article provides information about the prerequisites for deploying software updates…