The new Office: What are your options, what's changed and what's new?

In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title=”The New Office: Garage Series for IT Pros – What’s…


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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Introducing Office Telemetry in the new Office

This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team On July 16th 2012, we unveiled the next version of Office. One of the powerful features for IT Pros in the new Office is Office Telemetry, which we built to make IT Pros’ Office upgrade experience easier. In a…

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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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Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is released

The Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for Office 2010 is now available. Administrators and advanced users in organizations that have installed Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) can use the tool to return Office 2010 to its pre-SP1 state. The Uninstall Tool enables them to uninstall the service pack without having to reinstall the…

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Office Compatibility Tools Update 1 Available for Download

The Office Compatibility Tools Update 1 delivers important fixes to the Office Compatibility tools improving reliability and performance. The update addresses the existing Office Compatibility tools including: Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM), Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT), & Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI).  WHAT’S INCLUDED The update delivers several corrections to the existing tools.  The…


Collect data about Office installations by using the new Robust Office Inventory Scan script

The Office Sustained Engineering and the Office Deployment Support teams have published Robust Office Inventory Scan (ROIScan.vbs), a new Visual Basic script that administrators can use to collect data about Office installations and to help detect and troubleshoot installation and updates errors. When you run ROIScan.vbs, a log file is created. You can use the…

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Project Resource Center redesigned for Project 2010

The new Project 2010 Resource Center contains links to numerous articles and videos to help you learn the IT professional aspects of Project Professional 2010 and Project Standard 2010, including related information about Project Server 2010. The resource center format is consistent with the other Office 2010 resource centers and contains sections for technical guidance,…

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The Office 2010 KMS host is no longer supported on Windows Small Business Server 2003

If you are creating an Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Server 2003, be aware that an Office 2010 KMS host is currently supported only on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003. Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Small Business Server 2003 is not supported. See the following TechNet articles that…

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Having problems uninstalling Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 from the Control Panel? Use the Fix it Tool

To ensure that your Office 2010 installation works smoothly and efficiently, we recommend that before installing Office 2010, you uninstall any earlier versions of Office that may still reside on your computer. If you find that uninstalling these versions cannot be done effectively from the Control Panel, then use the Fix it tool. Be sure…

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