Assess the status of your Office 2013 deployment in 1 minute using Telemetry Dashboard

This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In this series of blog posts, we have introduced how you can use Office Telemetry Dashboard to facilitate your Office upgrade by identifying important Office solutions and monitoring how well your solutions perform with Office 2013. In this post,…

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Sample Office documents for testing Office telemetry

Hi again everyone. We hope you’ve had a chance to use the new telemetry features in Office 2013. One easy way to see the power of Office telemetry is to open some legacy Office files in Office 2013. To help you out, we’ve created some samples files (attached to this blog in a .zip file)…


Office 2013 Preview training content available

 The Office team has created lots of great training content to help users learn about the new features in Office Customer Preview and Office 365.   Content URL Self-paced Office training http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx What’s new with Office training video http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/support/redir/va102840846.aspx Getting started resources http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/getting-started-with-office-2013-FX102809998.aspx What’s new in Microsoft Office http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/support/redir/VA102834139.aspx Get started with Office 365 http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/support/get-started-with-office-365-HA102818409.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA102818317…

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What’s new in volume activation for Office 2013 Preview? Active Directory-Based Activation

Office volume activation is an enterprise feature for volume-licensed editions of Office 2010 and Office 2013 Preview. In addition to the volume activation methods you used for Office 2010 – Multiple Activation Key (MAK) and Key Management Service (KMS), a new volume activation method is available for Office 2013 Preview – Active Directory-Based Activation. You…

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Still using OMPM? Give Office Telemetry Dashboard a try!

Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) continues to be a popular tool with our Office IT Pro customers. We still get comments and questions about it from our blog readers and even from our own Microsoft consultants. Our frequent guest blogger and compatibility guru, Curtis Sawin, has been working tirelessly to help our customers understand what…

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Using Office Telemetry Dashboard to see how well your Office solutions perform in Office 2013

This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In our last blog post, we introduced the modern Office compatibility process and the Office Telemetry Dashboard. We also showed you how to identify the most important documents and solutions. In this post, let’s take a closer look on…


Using Office Telemetry Dashboard to understand what documents are important in your organization

This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team In our last blog post, we introduced the recommended Office compatibility process and the Office Telemetry Dashboard. A key part of the process is understanding which documents and solutions are truly critical and used day to day, rather than…


New Security Features in Office 2013 Preview

There is something security related for everyone in the new Office 2013 Preview. Simple sign gives users easy access to cloud content from within in Office. Users can create a profile, sign in one time, and then seamlessly work on and access local and cloud Office files without re-identifying themselves. They sign in using their…


Introducing Office Telemetry in the new Office

This post is written by Makoto Yamagishi, a Program Manager with the Office Solutions Management team On July 16th 2012, we unveiled the next version of Office. One of the powerful features for IT Pros in the new Office is Office Telemetry, which we built to make IT Pros’ Office upgrade experience easier. In a…


Office 2013 Preview App-V packages available (App-V 5.0 Beta)

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) makes applications available to users’ computers without requiring users to install the applications directly on their computers. A process known as sequencing the application is used to enable applications to run in their own self-contained virtual environments on the client computer. The sequenced applications are isolated from each other. This eliminates…

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