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News and tips for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office.

Office IT Pro blog is being consolidated

To all the loyal Office IT enthusiasts who have come to know and love the Office IT Pro Blog, thank...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2014

How to fix the Telemetry Dashboard error message “Database connection failure. The database needs to be updated.” in Office 2013 SP1

If you’re using Telemetry Dashboard to monitor Office compatibility, you’ll have to...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2014

Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2

Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus. This post...

Author: DHB_ Date: 01/28/2014

Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1

Automatic Updates streamlines the way administrators deploy updates to Office 365 ProPlus. This post...

Author: DHB_ Date: 01/21/2014

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

Learn how to manage Office 365 ProPlus activations and deactivations when installing Office on...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 01/17/2014

New Training on Microsoft Virtual Academy – Office 365 ProPlus Deployment for IT Pros

Recently, Microsoft Virtual Academy released training specifically for Office 365 ProPlus Deployment...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 01/07/2014

Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions

Learn how to use the Office Deployment Tool to create App-V 5.0 SP2 packages for volume license...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 12/01/2013

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...

Author: LeAnn A Date: 10/31/2013

October 2013 cumulative updates for Office client and Office server products are now available

Get links to the latest hotfixes for Office 2013 and Office 2010If you are an admin responsible for...

Author: DHB_ Date: 10/21/2013

Setting the Office Theme using Group Policy

Updated Office 2013 Administrative Template files allow you to set the theme using Group Policy....

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 09/27/2013

Register today for the Office 365 Ignite Summits!

Ignite Summits are 3-day workshops for Microsoft's most valued IT Pros, Developers and Partners....

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 09/16/2013

The mysterious Outlook Outbox

Understand why messages get “stuck in the Outbox folder” in an Exchange environment....

Author: LeAnn A Date: 08/14/2013

TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 2

Get answers to the most frequently asked Office 365 questions that the Office writers heard at...

Author: Sirkku Willie MSFT Date: 08/09/2013

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...

Author: DHB_ Date: 08/07/2013

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...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 08/06/2013

Download the new Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack

Visio 2010 users can use this pack to open files created in the newer Visio 2013 file format.Visio...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 07/31/2013

Control whether PDFs open in Word Web App or the default PDF reader

Use Windows PowerShell commands to adjust settings so that PDFs open in the program you want.When...

Author: Chris Downs Date: 07/31/2013

SP2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 officially released

Learn where to find the new Office 2010 SP2 download, a list of fixes, the latest admin templates,...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 07/23/2013

Outlook 2013 RT is here, and this is what you need to know

(Now that Windows 8.1 has officially released, we updated this information here.)You asked; we are...

Author: LeAnn A Date: 06/26/2013

TechEd North America 2013 wrap up: Part 1

Watch the TechEd North America 2013 Office sessions on Channel 9 and get the Office architectural...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 06/24/2013

Who moved my Garage?

Season 2 of the Garage series with host Jeremy Chapman is now on the new Office 365 Technology blog....

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 06/19/2013

Automating Quick Repairs in Office 365 ProPlus

Learn how to automate a Quick Repair to fix issues and file associations in Office 365 ProPlus....

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 06/17/2013

New "Quick guide to Office editions" poster

Download a copy of the "Quick guide to Office editions" poster and get links to additional...

Author: DHB_ Date: 06/01/2013

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...

Author: Nina Ruchirat Date: 05/30/2013

The new Office Garage Series: A look back at the season so far

In this episode of the new Office Garage Series for IT Pros, we look back at some of the best...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 05/29/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Managing Office in Virtualized Environments

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 05/21/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Automating User Provisioning in Office 365

This week our hosts address one of the most visible changes to the new Office desktop apps - sign in...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 05/14/2013

New Office Web Apps Server poster and content roadmap

We’ve published two new resources to help you learn about Office Web Apps Server and to help...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 05/14/2013

Why isn’t KMS counting activation requests?

Learn some techniques to avoid error 0xC004F038 when using KMS to activate Office installations. Key...

Author: Chris Downs Date: 05/09/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Anatomy of Office Software Updates in Click-to-Run

This week adventurous hosts go deeper on how software updates really work for the new Office. They...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 05/07/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Click-to-Run Customization and Deployment Deep Dive Part 3 - Integration and Automation with Software Distribution Tools

This week marks the third in a three part series as hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh take the...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 04/30/2013

New Telemetry Dashboard article and video on custom reporting on TechNet

Find out how custom reports in Telemetry Dashboard help you create a customized view of Office...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 04/30/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Click-to-Run Customization and Deployment Deep Dive Part 2 - Workarounds

This week marks the second in a three part series, as hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, explore...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 04/23/2013

An invitation to upcoming Ignite events

Our friends over at the Office 365 Technical Blog have announced that the Exchange Online Protection...

Author: Chris Downs Date: 04/19/2013

Office 2010 SP2 Beta Now Available for Download

The beta for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 is available for download. For the...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 04/18/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Click-to-Run Customization and Deployment Deep Dive Part 1 with High-G Aerobatics

In this week's episode, hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh kick off a three-part series deep dive...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 04/16/2013

New poster and content roadmaps about Office identity, authentication, authorization, and security

We're pleased to announce the publication of some new security-related deployment content on...

Author: Chris Downs Date: 04/12/2013

April 2013 Office Update Release including an Office Web Apps Server update

Learn about the April 2013 Office Update Release that includes updates for Office, Office Web Apps...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 04/11/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Recap of the Garage Series Live! Show with Paul Thurrott and Early Adopters

This week our hosts, Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh, recap the Garage Series Live! where they...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 04/09/2013

Available on Demand: Garage Series Live! Real-world adoption tips, tricks, and secrets of the new Office

The live broadcast is over. But you can watch the replay now at www.microsoft.com/garage or the live...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 04/03/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Did Deployment Just Get Faster?

In this week’s episode, our hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh explore the change in guard of...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 03/26/2013

Recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry

This post describes recent IT Pro questions about Office Telemetry, such as how the agents are...

Author: Jill_M [MSFT] Date: 03/26/2013

Join April 3rd for the Garage Series Live! New Office Real World Adoption Tips, Tricks and Secrets Shared

SAVE THE DATE APRIL 3rd, 9AM PSTJoin us for live discussion and Q&A as we are joined by...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 03/22/2013

Create a custom WOPI host for Office Web Apps Server

If you’re a developer for a document storage system and you’d like to use Office Web...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 03/20/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Identity, Activation and Data Access with a User-Based Office

In this blog post, our intrepid hosts Jeremy Chapman and Yoni Kirsh answer your questions about a...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 03/19/2013

Office Web Apps on SharePoint 2010 products: What are the updates since the July 2011 updates?

This post describes what order to apply updates for Office Web Apps installed on SharePoint Server...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 03/15/2013

March 2013 update released for Office Web Apps Server

An update for Office Web Apps Server was released on March 5th. You can find details on what's...

Author: Catherine Watson Date: 03/15/2013

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...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 03/12/2013

The new Office Garage Series: Who Moved My MSI?

In this blog post, our adventurous hosts Yoni Kirsh and Jeremy Chapman explain the differences...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 03/05/2013

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...

Author: Garage Series for IT Pros Date: 02/26/2013

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