Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

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Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010 Application Compatibility resource page on MSDN. These tools and documentation are made available to you as per our announcement of the Office 2010 Application Compatibility program at SPC09 in October. Please use the links below to navigate and get the tools and the documentation. We encourage you to send us your feedback, comments and suggestions by either using Office 2010 Application Compatibility Forum on TechNet or by just sending a direct mail to

Tools and Guidance

Office 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector

The Office Code Compatibility Inspector for VBA and the Office Code Compatibility Inspector for Visual Studio are add-ins that you install with Office 2010 or Visual Studio. The tools scan VBA, VB.NET, and C# code for object model usage that is incompatible with Office 2010.

Office Code Compatibility Inspector Documentation
Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

This tool helps you determine the kinds of add-ins that are installed on users' computers and the extent to which the add-ins are used. OEAT collects and reports add-in information about Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Office system.

Office Environment Assessment Tool Quick Start Guide
Office Environment Assessment Tool User Manual

Application Compatibility Assessment and Remediation Guide

The Application Compatibility Assessment and Remediation Guide for Office 2010 describes the overall assessment and remediation process, including planning, testing, piloting, and deployment.

Send us feedback on the Code Compatibility Inspector and OEAT via e-mail