Video: Understand your Productivity, analytics with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in

Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in is part of MyAnalytics. MyAnalytics helps you understand how you communicate and spend your time at work.  Now with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics add-in enables executives, managers and workers to focus on what matters most with time and network insights derived from Office 365. Understand time by category, collaboration…

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Office Developer: Which build of Microsoft Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?

        This is one of the regular query raised by various developer customers, “Which build of Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?”.  Ok, here is the published guidance that addresses that question. Check out these topics: Dialog – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/dialog-api-requirement-sets Excel – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/excel-api-requirement-sets OneNote –…


Views not getting applied for the very first time

Recently i worked in a issue with a developer customer where they tried applying the Outlook views programmatically. They noticed that the Outlook views are not correctly set or applied – specifically, when you create the Outlook profile for the first time and run against it. It happens for the very first time, when you…


How to: Uninstall/re-install Office 2016/2013, Office 365 and old versions

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). – Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. – If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually. – You can Download the Easy Fix Tool Here are the related…


Improving Office 365 End user adoption with FastTrack

Microsoft FastTrack lets you discover what’s possible with Office 365, plan for successful rollouts and enable new users and capabilities at your own pace. Now you can understand more by looking at the following the video… Microsoft FastTrack, the customer success service for Office 365, is designed to help you move to the cloud and…

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OffCAT error – The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory

Also I remember a related error message that you may get specific to OffCAT installation. "The Installed has insufficient privileges to access this directory "C:\program files\Microsoft\OffCAT". The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator".  If you attempt to install OffCAT as a non-administrative user, you will receive the following error…


Install error: OffCAT doesn’t install on Windows Server 2012 R2…. really?

Earlier I talked about OffCAT in-detail which helps to find out any known issues with Microsoft Office suite/apps. Based on this one of my customer tried and reported when they tried downloading from Microsoft downloads, running OFFCAT utility’s setup/.msi on their Windows Server 2012 R2; it doesn’t let them to install it. During the debugging…


IT Pros: Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?

This is the famous question asked while interacting with IT pros – “Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?” and they notice the following error message when they try to install: Let me take a bit and explain in-detail. – Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 subscription and…

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Office IT Pro: Deployment scripts for Office 2016

To help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process we created a community project.  It contains all of the scripts on our GitHub repository in five categories: – Preparation – Information – Deployment – Management – Updates Also please visit the related Wiki, which contains useful information designed to provide…


Exchange Server 2016 hands-on demo videos

We’ve got some great Exchange Server 2016 resources that I wanted to share, including some hands-on demo videos that I think you’ll enjoy. Collaboration updates – Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, Onedrive: Exchange Server 2016 Smarter inbox – Search and customization updates: Exchange Server 2016 & Outlook on the go – Mobile, browser and productivity updates: Exchange…


Office Dev: Office 2016 for developers

Last week we announced the release of Office 2016. Next interesting stuff pops in our mind is that what’s new in Office 2016 for the developers. I want to mention few of them here: – New names for apps for Office and SharePoint – I blogged about this earlier, New name for Apps for Office…


Introducing Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016

In my earlier blog post I mentioned about lot of new features that I liked including Groups in Outlook 2016 and a new mobile app called Outlook Groups which you can download. With the new Outlook Groups mobile app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, you can now engage with your group on your phone…

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Get ready for Microsoft Office 2016 rollout on September 22!!

Have a look at the article by Julia White, General Manager of Office 365 Technical Product team…. https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/10/admins-get-ready-for-office-2016-rollout-begins-september-22/. This article contains the “Improvements to the Office Update Model”, “More IT capabilities in Office”, “New events, tools, and resources for Admins”. In addition, don’t forget to register for “Microsoft Cloud Road show” @ https://www.microsoftcloudroadshow.com/cities#register. Need help?…

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Video : New user experiences in Office 365 on the Web

Nick updated in a recent blog post that now we can see set of new user experiences in Office 365 on the web that provide quick access to notifications, help and what’s new feature introductions, contextual and immersive settings and the integration of Skype for Business conversations – all within the context of your work….