Synchronizing Office 2013 with UE-V 2.0

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0 supports the synchronization of Microsoft Office 2013 application setting using a template available from the UE-V template gallery. The combination of UE-V 2 and App-V 5.0 SP2 support of Office 2013 Professional Plus enables the same experience on virtualized instance of Office 2013 from any UE-V-enabled device or virtualized desktop.

To activate UE-V application settings support of Office 2013, you can download official UE-V Office 2013 templates from the Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2 Template Gallery. This resource provides Microsoft-authored UE-V settings location templates as well as community-developed settings location templates.

Microsoft Office support in UE-V

UE-V 1.0 and UE-V 2 include settings location templates for Microsoft Office 2010. These templates are distributed and registered as part of the UE-V Agent installation process. These templates help synchronize users’ Office experience between devices. The UE-V templates for Office 2013 provide a very similar settings experience to the templates for Office 2010. Microsoft Office 2013 settings roamed by Office 365 experience are not included in these settings. For a list of Office 365-specific settings, see Overview of user and roaming settings for Office 2013.

Synchronized Office 2013 Settings

The following tables contain the details for Office 2013 support in UE-V:

Supported UE-V templates for Microsoft Office

Office 2013 templates (UE-V 2.0, available on UE-V gallery): Office 2010 templates (UE-V 1.0 & 1.0 SP1):

MicrosoftOffice2013Win32.xml

MicrosoftOffice2013Win64.xml

MicrosoftLync2013Win32.xml

MicrosoftLync2013Win64.xml

MicrosoftOffice2010Win32.xml

MicrosoftOffice2010Win64.xml

MicrosoftLync2010.xml

Microsoft Office Applications supported by the UE-V templates

Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Lync 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft InfoPath 2013

Microsoft OneNote 2013

Microsoft Outlook 2013

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Project 2013

Microsoft Publisher 2013

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013

Microsoft Word 2013

Microsoft Office Upload Manager

Microsoft Access 2010

Microsoft Lync 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft InfoPath 2010

Microsoft OneNote 2010

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Publisher 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010

Microsoft Visio 2010

Microsoft Word 2010

Deploying the Office 2013 templates

You can deploy UE-V settings location template with the following methods:

  • Registering template via PowerShell. If you use Windows PowerShell to manage computers, run the following Windows PowerShell command open as an administrator to register this settings location template:

    Register-UevTemplate -Path <Path_to_Template>
    

    For more information using UE-V and Windows PowerShell, see Managing UE-V 2.x Settings Location Templates Using Windows PowerShell and WMI.

  • Registering template via Template Catalog Path. If you use the Settings Template Catalog Path to manage templates on users’ computers, copy the Office 2013 template into the folder defined in the UE-V Agent. The next time the Template Auto Update (ApplySettingsCatalog.exe) scheduled task runs, the settings location template will be registered on the device. For more information, see Deploying the Settings Template Catalog for UE-V 2.

  • Registering template via Configuration Manager. If you use Configuration Manager to manage your UE-V settings storage templates, then recreate the Template Baseline CAB, import it into Configuration Manager, and then deploy the baseline to your clients. For more information, see the guidance provided in the documentation for the System Center 2012 Configuration Pack for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2.

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