How to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises web portal

Learn how to use the Office Deployment Tool and a self-extracting .exe file to enable users to install Office 365 ProPlus from an internal company portal.  (Today’s post is courtesy of Curtis Sawin, Microsoft consultant focused on Office client deployments.) One of the ways to deploy Office 365 ProPlus is to have your users sign…


Why isn’t KMS counting activation requests?

Learn some techniques to avoid error 0xC004F038 when using KMS to activate Office installations. Key Management Service (KMS) helps you activate multiple Office licenses over your local network, without requiring each computer to connect up to Microsoft for activation. Sometimes, though, KMS can appear to disregard client activation requests, causing the following error: 0xC004F038 The Software…


The new Office Garage Series: Client Configuration Management 101

In this blog post, our animated hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh begin to tackle the frequently asked question, “Do I get more control if I use the traditional Office installation?” They look at automation support and install-time controls, configuration management via Group Policy and new Office Telemetry tools with a special visit from the…


The new Office Garage Series: Who Moved My MSI?

In this blog post, our adventurous hosts Yoni Kirsh and Jeremy Chapman explain the differences between Windows Installer Package (MSI) and Click-to-Run package types, how to download Click-to-Run builds for use with software distribution tools, when its necessary to provision user accounts in Office 365 and Yoni tests whether Office 365 ProPlus can be installed…


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…


Updated Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run available

Summary: Learn about the updated Office Deployment Tool for Office 365 Click-to-Run desktop applications. If you are an IT Pro administrator who has signed up for Office 365, you likely already know that you can choose whether to allow users to install Office 365 ProPlus (and Project Pro, Visio Pro, SharePoint Designer, or Lync products)…


Volume activation of Office 2013 –frequently asked questions

If you’ve seen the TechNet article FAQ:Volume activation of Office 2010, you know that it contains many frequently asked questions about Office 2010 volume activation, including Key Management Services (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK). The questions in the article apply to Office 2013 volume activation as well as Office 2010. Included below are questions that…