Get Outlook 2013 RT with Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT 8.1 has been available in the Windows Store for a couple of weeks now. If your users are still running Windows RT 8.1 Preview, be sure to get the word out that they should install the final version of Windows RT 8.1 before January 2014, when the license for the preview expires. They should also review…

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Office and the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device — what’s supported?

Learn what versions of Office are supported on the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro device and how that device differs from the Surface with Windows RT device for deploying Office. Back in November, we blogged about which versions of Office are supported on Windows 8 and on Surface with Windows RT. Last week, Microsoft started…

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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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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…


Temporary removal of Lync connectivity with Windows Live Messenger in Office 365 for professionals and small businesses

As of this week, Lync connectivity with Windows Live Messenger in Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P) is temporarily removed. During this temporary period, customers who use Lync with Office 365 for professionals and small businesses will not be able to use Messenger to see presence, send instant messages, or make video calls. They will, however, be able…


Office 2007 and Windows Vista: Better Together

Office 2007 takes advantage of many of the new features in Windows Vista that are not available in Windows XP. These features include improved search, preview, and responsiveness enhancements that allow users to be even more productive when working with Office 2007 documents. Improved search experience Outlook 2007 includes a fast search experience that functions…