Create ConfigMgr Package for Office 365 Pro Plus

Quick guide to create an O365 Pro Plus (e.g. Click-To-Run) deployment with ConfigMgr Obtain the source files Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-To-Run Run the wizard (or use a tool such as 7-zip) to extract Setup.exe setup.exe /download <path of Configuration.xml file> Create a configuration file based upon config your desired configurations (or use the […]

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Enhanced Web Reporting (EWR) Continues to Grow!

Today we would like to announce that we have added a Microsoft Office 2013 category of reports to Enhanced Web Reporting (EWR). This brings the total number of categories in EWR up to 22 with 150 SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports! These newly added reports will enhance your understanding of your Microsoft Office 2013 environment. Reports in the Microsoft...

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Nifty new RSS options in Outlook 2013

Microsoft Outlook has had a RSS Reader built into it for some time.  A lot of folks opt for a more fancy Reader for their RSS news, but I’ve always maintained that Outlook is simple enough to use, and if you spend the majority of your day working in Microsoft Outlook like I do, it’s a perfect Reader.  The RSS...

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Solution: Outlook (2007,2010,2013,365) prompts me for credentials each time I open

Background When your IT administrators update their exchange server or you switch to a new DNS alias or up in the cloud windows adds these new Generic Credentials into the Credentials Vault of your user account.  When more than one exists for a single account Outlook gets confused and prompts you. Solution Close Microsoft Office Windows 7 and before From the Windows Start...

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GPO templates and Customization Tool for Microsoft Office 2013 released

Downloadable now, you can customize and deploy Office 2013. This download includes Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool files for use with Office 2013 applications. It also includes an \Admin folder with an Office Customization Tool, and ADMX and ADML versions of Office 2013 system Administrative Template files. For administrative template files, you may use the combination...

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eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013

With Office 2013 so close to public release, Microsoft has put together a 370 page guide to help companies deploy the new software.  There’s no section specific to deploying Office 2013 using System Center Configuration Manager, but the concepts in the eBook can be utilized to deploy for those who are already familiar with how ConfigMgr delivers software, even though Configuration...

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Get your Virtualized Office 2013 preview packages for App-V 5.0

Only compatible with App-V 5.0 Beta (i.e., NOT compatible with older version of App-V), the Office 2013 Preview App-V packages are now available for download. Designed for running in a lab environment, these are volume license editions for Office Professional Plus, Visio Professional, and Project Professional.  Also, a KMS server is required to active them. Download: Microsoft Office 2013 Preview...

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Tip of the day: List of machines with Microsoft Office Outlook

This query lists all the machines with a copy of Microsoft Office Outlook by Version, Edition and Service Pack. *Requires Normalize CM Manufacturer Family Product Name Edition Service Pack Major Version Microsoft Office Outlook Professional SP1 2010 Microsoft Office Outlook Standard SP3 2010 Microsoft Office Outlook Standard SP2 2010 Microsoft Office Outlook Standard SP1 2010 Microsoft Office Outlook Standard  ...

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Tip of the day: List of machines with Microsoft Office Document Scanning

This query lists all the machines with a copy of Microsoft Office Document Scanning by Version. *Requires Normalize CM Manufacturer Family Product Name Major Version Microsoft Office Document Scanning 2007 *The list above is not exhaustive, and only provided a sample of the data that are available within CM. Using the new CM class BDNA_SOFTWARE_DATA, all your inventoried software are...

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Microsoft walks you through "upgrading" from Gmail to Outlook.com

On the Outlook blog today, Microsoft gives you a 5-step process for migrating your Gmail information to Outlook.com.  Funny enough, they call it “upgrading”. Read the full post: Upgrade from Gmail to Outlook.com in 5 easy steps Personally, I’ve never been a Gmail person despite having and using a @gmail.com account for all my Android devices (smartphone, tablets), so I...

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