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…

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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: 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)…

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Office and the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device — what's supported?

Learn what versions of Office are supported on the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device and how that device differs from the Surface with Windows RT device for deploying Office. Back in November, we blogged about which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT. Last week, Microsoft started…

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Managing Office 365 ProPlus installations: activating, deactivating, and reactivating

Being able to install and use Office on up to 5 PCs at the same time is one benefit of your organization having an Office 365 subscription with Office 365 ProPlus. For example, a user could have Office installed on the following computers: a desktop computer in her office a laptop that she uses when…

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Which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT?

Window 8 With the recent launch of Windows 8, you might be asking “Which versions of Office can I deploy to Windows 8 computers?” Well, the following versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 (and on Windows Server 2012, too): Office 2013 Office 2010 Office 2007 If you are considering deploying Office 2013, be…

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