October 2013 cumulative updates for Office client and Office server products are now available

Get links to the latest hotfixes for Office 2013 and Office 2010 If you are an admin responsible for keeping Office patched and updated in your organization, you’ll want to review the October 2013 cumulative update packages for Office 2013 and Office 2010. What is a cumulative update package?  It contains the latest hotfixes for…

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Download the new Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack

Visio 2010 users can use this pack to open files created in the newer Visio 2013 file format. Visio 2010 users can download the Visio Compatibility Pack from the Microsoft Download Center. This pack lets Visio 2010 users open files created in the newer Visio 2013 drawing file format (files with a .vsdx and .vsdm…

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SP2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 officially released

Learn where to find the new Office 2010 SP2 download, a list of fixes, the latest admin templates, and the Visio Compatibility Pack. Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is officially released.  SP2 contains new fixes for areas of each product as well as all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates that…

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Office 2010 SP2 Beta Now Available for Download

 The beta for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 is available for download.  For the details, see the Office Sustained Engineering blog post about the beta release.  You probably have your update process in place. But just in case, have a look at these resources: Distribute product updates for Office 2010 Updates for SharePoint…


April 2013 Office Update Release including an Office Web Apps Server update

Learn about the April 2013 Office Update Release that includes updates for Office, Office Web Apps Server, and SharePoint Products. Updates have been released for Office including an update for Office Web Apps Server.  Remember that to apply the Office Web Apps Server update, you must follow the steps described in Apply software updates to…


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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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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Migrate an Office 2013 KMS host from the command line or the UI

Migrating an Office 2013 KMS host to another computer is similar to migrating an Office 2010 KMS host. You can find the basics for Office KMS host migration at  Migrate an Office 2010 KMS host. For Office 2013, there is a new Microsoft Office 2013 KMS Host License Pack and activation ID. And if the…

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Recommendations for configuring delegate scenarios in Outlook 2010

This post is written by Scott Bradley, a Principal Escalation Engineer for Office in the Microsoft Customer Support Services group. Delegate Access is an Outlook feature that enables one person to act on behalf of another Outlook user. This feature is a combination of shared folder access and special handing of meeting requests.  It is…

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October 2012 Cumulative Updates for Office and related products are now available

You can now get the October 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions. In addition, there are overall packages available for the following products:…

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