How to setup Telemetry Dashboard for Office 2016

Jonathan LefebvreOFFICE13 Comments

An area that is hard for IT admins to get feedback is how Office is doing in their environment. Unless users call in for support, there is not much more information easily available. A less known Office feature is available for free as part of the Office suite. The Office Telemetry Dashboard can help assess all kind of compatibility issues that could happen as part of a major upgrade and help to identify the potential risk ahead of an upgrade. The Office Telemetry dashboard was first introduced with Office 2013. It was released to replace the previous solution Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM). The Office telemetry could be used in the following scenarios : Planning a major upgrade to Office 2016 from older versions Monitor your Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)  installations as they received newer major build ahead of the Semi-annual Channel In this post, we will describe how to plan, install … Read More

Windows 10 KMS Activation and Management using Volume Activation Management Tool

Jonathan LefebvreWINDOWS 1011 Comments

  The KMS server was first introduced with Windows Vista as an easy activation service for IT pros. Since then, each new release of Windows and Office provided a necessary update to KMS server, in order to keep offering activation keys to Windows and Office clients. The release of Windows 10 KMS activation and Office 2016 activation is no different then previous versions. In this post, we will covert how to use an already configured KMS server for activation of Windows 10 and Office 2016. Prerequisites for Windows 10 KMS Your existing KMS server will most probably be good to manage licenses for Windows 10 and Office 2016. Minimum OS requirement : Windows 7 and up Window Server 2008 R2 and up Mandatory : Mandatory KB3079821 for Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 to support Windows 10 Mandatory KB3058168 for Windows 8/8.1  and Windows Server 2012/R2 to support Windows 10 Microsoft Office … Read More

Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012 – Click-to-Run Version

Benoit LecoursSCCM62 Comments

This blog post will describe how to Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012. This procedure is for the Office 2016 Click-to-Run version (Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus) not for the complete Office 2016 Professional Plus version. It will guide you in every steps required to deploy Office 2016 to your users. The mains steps are : Preparing the installation Create the SCCM application Create the deployment type Deploy the application Step 1 | Preparing Office 2016 installation The first step is to create a Download.xml file that we’ll use to download the latest version of Office 365 Pro Plus (2016). Read the Reference for Click-to-Run xml file to know more about the available options. Download the Office Deployment Tools After downloading the tool, run OfficeDeploymentTool.exe Extract the files to a drive on your computer You’ll end up with 2 files (Setup.exe and Configuration.xml) Create a Download.xml file and copy this content : <Configuration> <Add SourcePath=”C:\Office 2016″ … Read More