Let’s manage add-ins using Telemetry Dashboard

This blog post was written by Nobuko Miwa, a Program Manager in the Office Solutions Management team HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MANAGE ADD-INS FOR OFFICE? If you are an IT pro who manages application use, you might want to manage add-ins for Office as well. If you can prevent end users from running non-approved…

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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…


Differences in how OMPM and OCCI generate macro counts

Update: This issue has been fixed as of August 2011 in Update 1 of OMPM. See our recent blog post for more information. One of our field consultants, Curtis Sawin, discovered a discrepancy in the macro counts displayed by Office 2010 Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) and Office 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI). For example, when…

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Tips for using the Outlook 2007 Security Hash Generator Tool

The Outlook 2007 Security Hash Generator Tool is used to generate a hash value to identify your Outlook COM add-in for Group Policy.  If you are customizing security settings by using Group Policy, you’d need to enter the add-in name and hash value to identify that add-in as trusted by Outlook.  The ORK article Manage…


Add-ins scanner: AddInSpy and AS Diagnostic tools for Microsoft Office add-ins available on MSDN

AddInSpy is a diagnostic tool that detects all registered Microsoft Office add-ins on a computer and reports information about the add-ins. The tool works with all versions of Microsoft Office applications that support COM add-ins, as well as all types of COM add-ins. The tool is available as a free (unsupported) download on the MSDN Code…

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Cool add-ins for Office 2007

I compiled a list of add-ins for Office 2007 that you might find useful. The ones that affect two or more products appear first, then they appear (roughly) alphabetically by product. Enjoy!   Add-in Description 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS This download allows you to export and save to the…


TCID and TBID command tables add-in for Excel 2007 and Word 2007

The TCID and TBID Command Tables for Excel and Word Add-in has just been released! This download provides data used by toolbar customization structures specified in [MS-DOC], [MS-OSHARED], and [MS-XLS]. Toolbar customization structures provide a run-time solution for the creation and deployment of toolbar customizations that are specific to the content of a file. For…


Creative commons add-in for Office 2007 recently released

The Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office 2007 v1.01 has recently been released! This add-in enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may…