Microsoft Office 2010 Click-To-Run Technical Preview opens

Microsoft made test code available for what it’s calling the “Microsoft Office 2010 Click-To-Run Technical Preview Program for Home, Student and Small Business Consumers” to hand-picked testers. According to Microsoft-supplied Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documentation, the Click-To-RUn program is designed to stream the Office bits to users’ PCs and install them once. Afer the bits […]

Microsoft made test code available for what it’s calling the “Microsoft Office 2010 Click-To-Run Technical Preview Program for Home, Student and Small Business Consumers” to hand-picked testers. According to Microsoft-supplied Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documentation, the Click-To-RUn program is designed to stream the Office bits to users’ PCs and install them once. Afer the bits are streamed, the Office product remains on users’ machines, even when they are disconnected from the Web. Don Retallack, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft said “While I’m not 100% certain that it’s the normal App-V, or maybe a modified version, the Click-to-Run software installs a ‘Virtualized Application Manager’ into the Start menu, and a Program Files/Microsoft Application Virtualization Client/ folder. The folder contains programs with descriptions like ‘Microsoft Application Virtualization Launcher’ and ‘Microsoft Application Virtualization Compression Utilities’ and they appear to handle SFT files, a format used by App-V.”