Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2

Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus. This post is a joint effort from our global Office compatibility and deployment experts, Curtis Sawin and Martin Nothnagel. Overview Part 1 of this blog post discussed how automatic updates worked and addressed some common concerns that we’ve heard regarding the new update…

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Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1

Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus.  This post comes courtesy of our resident Office compatibility and deployment expert, Curtis Sawin. Overview Over the past several months, we’ve received tons of questions about the update model in Office 365 ProPlus.  Many of the conversations start with “It’s different and I…

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Office 365 ProPlus, multiple devices, and (de)activation

Learn how to manage Office 365 ProPlus activations and deactivations when installing Office on multiple PCs or Macs. This post comes courtesy of our resident Office compatibility and deployment expert, Curtis Sawin. Overview Install limit reached…now what? One of the benefits of Office 365 ProPlus is the ability to install Office on up to 5…

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TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 2

Get answers to the most frequently asked Office 365 questions that the Office writers heard at TechEd North America 2013. In our previous post TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 1, we recommended some sessions you should watch online if you missed them in person, and we provided links to the posters we had…


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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Insider’s guide to custom reporting in (and out of!) Telemetry Dashboard

Learn how to create custom PivotTable reports using Office Telemetry data in Excel 2013—without using Telemetry Dashboard. Customers often ask us if it’s possible to set up a separate Excel workbook for creating custom reports of Office Telemetry data. The answer is yes indeed! But it takes some extra steps to get custom reports working…

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Automating Quick Repairs in Office 365 ProPlus

Learn how to automate a Quick Repair to fix issues and file associations in Office 365 ProPlus. Brought to you by our compatibility guru Curtis Sawin. If your users are running Office 365 ProPlus and another version of Office side-by-side, the time will come when you should uninstall the old version of Office. We call…

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New "Quick guide to Office editions" poster

Download a copy of the “Quick guide to Office editions” poster and get links to additional information about what’s covered in the poster. Not sure what Office 365 ProPlus is? Curious about the difference between Office Web Apps and Office on Demand? Did you know there are Office apps specifically designed for Windows 8? We’ve…

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Join us at TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans

We have a crew of nine members from Office Content Publishing who will be attending TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans next week, and we are excited and looking forward to networking with the community of TechEd attendees! We are the writers and PMs who produce the deep technical documentation and other resources for IT Pros and developers that are found on…

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