This posts highlights four newly released tools help you assess and plan for an Office 2010 deployment, assess potential Office application compatibility issues, and customize your Office 2010 deployment.
- Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit 5.0 (MAP) is an assessment and planning tool targeted at IT Professionals to help them begin the deployment process. The tool inventories your current environment and assesses the readiness of those computers for migration to new technology.
- Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) scans client computers for add-ins and apps that interact with Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, the 2007 Office system, and Office 2010. The tool is designed to be used by IT Pros who're assessing app compatibility as part of their Office 2010 migration planning. OEAT compares vendor name, product name, and version name and reports the results as partial or exact matches in the summary report spreadsheet.
- Office 2010 Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI) is an add-in developers can use in Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010, and Visual Studio 2008 to troubleshoot and resolve potential issues with Visual Basic for Application (VBA) Macros and add-ins.
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 offers a great way to package Office 2010 and expose Office Customization Tool and Office config.xml settings for easy manipulation. IT Pros can use this tool to build a complete desktop deployment package including Office 2010.
- If you are looking for a way to see the tools in action, PoC Jumpstart is designed to help demystify the process of desktop deployment that delivers Office 2010, Windows 7 Enterprise, Internet Explorer 8, & Application Virtualization (App-V) in a controlled environment.