New Telemetry Dashboard video and article on TechNet

If you’ve never seen Telemetry Dashboard in action, check out our new video, Quick tips for Telemetry Dashboard navigation. These tips help you start the dashboard, hide and show data, and quickly go back to a previous worksheet. If you’re still in the process of evaluating Telemetry Dashboard, be sure to review our new article, Topology…

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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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Introducing Telemetry Log in Office 2013

This post is written by David Matsumoto, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team  In our recent blog posts, we’ve been talking about the Office Telemetry features that are new for Office 2013. You may have read a few blog posts that discussed Telemetry Dashboard in greater detail, and hopefully you’ve had a…

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What IT Pros need to know about the new VSDX file format in Visio 2013

You may have heard by now that Visio 2013 has introduced an XML-based file format, VSDX, to provide new capabilities in Visio, such as co-authoring, and to improve interoperability with other applications. If this is news to you, you’ll find some great information in the Visio Blog’s post VSDX: the new Visio file format. If…

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New Office 2013 compatibility and telemetry content for IT Pros in the Office Resource Kit

We’ve published a new Visio poster and article about compatibility and telemetry in Office 2013. These are both good starting points for IT Pros who want a high-level view without diving into too much detail. The Visio poster (also available in PDF format and Zoom-it) describes how telemetry works in Office 2013. You can learn about…

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Quickly set up Office Telemetry Dashboard on a workgroup or domain-joined computer

This blog post was written by Junko Kyomasu, a Program Manager in the Office Solutions Management team  Office Telemetry Dashboard is a new, powerful tool to manage Office documents and add-ins in your organization. It enables a better upgrade experience from your existing Office to Office 2013. We’re happy to hear that many of you…

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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 2013 Preview Administrative Templates and Office Customization Tool download available

The Office 2013 Preview release includes Administrative Templates (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) files which administrators can download here: Office 2013 Preview Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Included in this download is an Excel spreadsheet (office2013grouppolicyandoctsettings_reference.xlsx) that lists the Group Policy and OCT settings. The policy settings apply to both…

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The Mathematics of Office Compatibility

Back in July, one of our Office compatibility gurus, Chris Jackson, posted a very enlightening article about the mathematics of Office compatibility. You don’t have to be a math person to appreciate the down-to-Earth advice that Chris gives about topics such as creating inventories, researching vendor support statements, and deciding whether to convert binary Office…

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apps for Office and SharePoint on Office Next blog

In case you missed it, there are three great posts on the Office Next blog that introduce apps for Office and apps for SharePoint. If you say “What?” then check out these posts: Introducing apps for the new Office and SharePoint and the Office Store – As you can guess, this post explains what apps for…