Understand more about Office.js, it’s add-in runtime environment and Internet Explorer protected mode!!

In addition to the earlier blog post, you can refer the following: – Microsoft Office addins using the Apps for Office platform are designed to run in isolation, using a low rights sandbox. – Several features, such as the task pane view, use web views provided using Internet Explorer APIs.  – To ensure these components…


Part # 2 {Office Insider} – Getting early access to new Office 2016 features to the Office 365 Commercial customers

Adding this is in continuation of my earlier post. If you’re the admin for an organization that has an Office 365 commercial subscription plan that includes Office, such as Office 365 ProPlus, you can provide your users with early access to new features of Office 2016 for Windows desktops by opting into the First Release…


Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


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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Error: After Office 2016 upgrade Outlook 2016 fails to connect Exchange Server 2007

After upgrading to Outlook 2016 for Windows fails to connect Exchange Server 2007 mailbox and you get the following error message.  Also when you open Outlook, you get error message that Outlook can’t open your data files. These errors occur because Outlook 2016 for Windows doesn’t support Exchange Server 2007 and earlier versions. In such…

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Video: What’s new in Office 2016 for Mac?

This video highlights top 10 reasons (like redesigned ribbon, cloud connected, keyboard shortcuts etc.) why you need to get new Office 2016 for Mac. You can look at the related article to get it started. Office 2016 for Mac: What’s new Also if you want to know more then please have a look at the…


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…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 available now

Earlier I talked about Exchange Server 2016 Preview, now Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is here and available now. This release brings the Exchange bits that already power millions of Office 365 mailboxes to your on-premises environment. With Exchange Server 2016, lets you accomplish more with rich Outlook experiences on phones, tablets, desktop, and the Web….


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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Microsoft Office 2016 released…

On Tuesday(today), Microsoft Corp. began the worldwide release of Office 2016. The apps are the latest addition to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service that helps people do their best work, together. Office 2016 delivers new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. By…