The new Office Garage Series: Client Configuration Management 101

In this blog post, our animated hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh begin to tackle the frequently asked question, “Do I get more control if I use the traditional Office installation?” They look at automation support and install-time controls, configuration management via Group Policy and new Office Telemetry tools with a special visit from the…


The new Office Garage Series: Who Moved My MSI?

In this blog post, our adventurous hosts Yoni Kirsh and Jeremy Chapman explain the differences between Windows Installer Package (MSI) and Click-to-Run package types, how to download Click-to-Run builds for use with software distribution tools, when its necessary to provision user accounts in Office 365 and Yoni tests whether Office 365 ProPlus can be installed…


The new Office: What are your options, what’s changed and what’s new?

In this blog post, our desktop specialist hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, walk us through the differences between the Click-to-Run and MSI-based Office versions, the new IT Pro capabilities, and the premise of the new Office including a demo of user based multi-device support. <a title=”The New Office: Garage Series for IT Pros – What’s…


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:…


August 2012 Cumulative Update for Office is now available

You can now get the August 2012 Cumulative Updates (CUs) packages for Office 2010, the 2007 Office system, and Project Server 2010 (released September 14, 2012). The CUs also include Office servers and SharePoint products. In these overall knowledge base articles, you’ll find links for the individual update packages and their descriptions., For links to all…


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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Using Click-to-Run to install the new Office

How long does it take to install Office 2010?  Well, first you need to find the Office 2010 software and start running Setup. Then you have to wait until Setup is completely finished. After Setup is finished, you need to download and apply updates or service packs. So you have to wait some more. All…

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When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also installed

When you install Office 2010 SP1, SharePoint Workspace 2010 is automatically installed whether or not it was part of the original installation of Office 2010. This is due to a bug that triggers the installation of SharePoint Workspace 2010.  For more details and to learn how to handle this, see When you install Service Pack…

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Office 2010 SP1 now updates multiple languages in Office 2010 installations

An update to Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 now enables the service pack to update all language versions within multiple-language installations of Office 2010. Previously, only the English version was updated. For more information, see Office 2010 SP1 Microsoft Update Change for Language Installs.

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The Office 2010 KMS host is no longer supported on Windows Small Business Server 2003

If you are creating an Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Server 2003, be aware that an Office 2010 KMS host is currently supported only on the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003. Office 2010 KMS host on Windows Small Business Server 2003 is not supported. See the following TechNet articles that…

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