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Office 365 ProPlus, Click-to-run and Add-ins

Office 365 ProPlus, Click-to-run and Add-ins

ProPlus, the new Professional Plus Office 365 ProPlus offers a subscription based license for Office 2013 Desktop Software including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you want Office 2013 at home, that’s your option. Enterprises can also buy the software outright like you may be used to be able to do for home use. That license model is called Office 2013 Professional Plus. Here’s how Microsoft describes it in the ProPlus FAQ Both Office Professional Plus 2013 and Office 365

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Outlook.com versus Outlook Web App in Office 365

Outlook.com versus Outlook Web App in Office 365

Microsoft’s marketing for cloud offerings is changing often and sometimes can be confusing to customers – like me. Often, there are Microsoft consumer brands that sound line enterprise brands, but are two different products behind the scene. One place this confusion is prominent lately is in cloud based email clients. There are two different web email clients, one focused on consumers, basically advertising funded, Outlook.com and one sold to businesses, Outlook Web App in Exchange Online as part of the

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SharePoint 2007 ActiveX Controls List

My colleague, Chris Alechko, has put together a great list of ActiveX controls and their use in SharePoint. ActiveX Controls that must be allowed in the browser MSCAL.OCX (Calendar control – included with Microsoft Office Professional or installed with Microsoft Access) MSCOMCTL.OCX (Common Controls) MSCOMCT2.OCX (Common Controls2) OWSSUPP.DLL (ExportDatabase – To export a list to a Microsoft Office Access database, OpenDocuments – Launch Office applications to open documents) STSLIST.DLL (ListNet – Edit list in Datasheet view) NAME.DLL (Display presence information

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Word 2010 Technical Preview and SharePoint

A warning for users of the Word 2010 Technical Preview and SharePoint. Following guidance from the Microsoft SharePoint Product Team Blog, do not use a "fake proxy" for any kind of workaround. Specifically, if you encounter the issue where documents, including Word and Excel types, do not open when selected from a web browser, save the file locally before opening in Word 2010 or Excel 2010. The fake proxy method, as also described in TechNet Forums, will allow you to

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Technical Preview in 2009

It’s been almost six months since my post predicting every name including SharePoint 2010. Could we be seeing the picture below in 6 more? According to the Exchange 2010 Announcement on MSDN PressPass, we should expect a Technical Preview Release of SharePoint 2010 in the Third Quarter of 2009 along with the other Office 2010 products. Release to Manufacturing is officially first half of 2010.   Google News shows lots of press coverage of SharePoint 2010, so don’t take my

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Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 named and breaking changes

In the first vNext news since my SharePoint 2010 post, Microsoft has identified Windows SharePoint Service 4.0 by name in a CustomListView knowledge base article. In addition, the Pre-Upgrade Checker that links to the Knowledge Base Article naming the new version identifies a number of breaking changes. Breaking Changes Avoid Custom List Views Gary Lapointe’s analysis suggests avoiding custom list views in Features as they may break. Custom Field Type Warning Also from Mr. Lapointe, "if you are creating custom

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On Michael Gannotti’s SharePoint Brown Bag and Blog Network

Microsoft SharePoint blogger Michael Gannotti hosted a live meeting brown bag today. Two things I loved about it Insight into Microsoft’s future direction on SharePoint He used the Facebook Blog Networks Application to host the details Facebook Blog Networks Application   You can now Join my network for Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog on Facebook. Michael joined my newtork today. It’s a great forum for readers of my blog. As a value add for people in his network, he published the

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SharePoint 14, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2012. The next version is a long way off by any name

It’s been almost two years since the SharePoint 2007 technologies were released. With Windows 7 plans solidifying, what do we know about the next versions of Office and SharePoint?     Very Little Detail on the Web From what I can find on the web, relatively nothing. The last official word I heard was from Bill Gates himself in Redmond. I was in the room next door when he talked about Improvements to the List Architecture, but revealed little else. And

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