What’s new for IT Pros in the new Office release?

We hope you’ve had a chance to try out the Consumer Preview release of the new Office, which has lots of new features and improvements to help you more easily manage your Office installations. You can find these features and improvements in What’s new for IT professionals. The article summarizes the new Office features and…


System requirements for Office 2013 Preview

You are itching to give the new Office a spin and we don’t blame you! It’s everything you’ve grown fond of plus many cool new features all rolled up in a beautiful package of apps that play so well together. Before you jump in, take a minute to make sure your system will be able…

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Working exclusively with Office Web Apps – one small business customer’s experiment

One of our colleagues on the Get to the Point SharePoint blog recently wrote about working with a small business customer who, in the process of migrating to Office 365, experimented with using Office exclusively in the cloud (using OWA and Web Apps) and later using a combination of Office web-based and rich clients. Their observations were…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 6) – Building Solutions for Remote Access to Windows Environments

Welcome to the sixth and final part in the series about managing your Office assets in a world of tablet computing. In part one I mainly introduced the primary ways to consume Office with rich clients, remote rich clients, Office for Mac, Web Apps and Office on the phone. In part two I talked about…


Windows, iPad and Android – Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 1)

Hello and welcome to my first blog as a member of the Office IT Pro team. I used to blog quite a bit for the Windows team about fun topics such as imaging, deployment automation, physical-to-virtual OS migration and application compatibility. If you’re wondering what I am doing in Office now… well, there are tons…


Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010 and language packs (Part 2)

In our previous post,  for those of you  running Office Web Apps hosted on-premises,  we covered which service pack and cumulative updates to install and in what order for SharePoint.  However, we didn’t include a scenario with the language packs updates.  We’ve had some questions as to where those fit in.  So without further ado…


Patching Office Web Apps to SP1 and June CUs including SharePoint Server 2010

As you know from previous posts, on this blog and the SharePoint Team Blog, Service Pack 1 and the June cumulative update have been released for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Products.  If you are running Office Web Apps on-premise, you may be wondering which updates to install and in what order.  The following table…