Office for Mac 2011 SP3; Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess Single Server Setup Test Lab

Microsoft releases Test Lab Guide for DirectAccess Single Server Setup with Mixed IPv4, IPv6 in Windows Server 2012; Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 3; and Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office.

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Office for Mac 2011 recently received Office 365 cloud subscription services support today gets the Service Pack 3, which offer application improvements and bug fixes that include:

  • Meeting invitation times are displayed inaccurately in Outlook for Mac--Fixes an issue that causes meeting invitation times from non-Exchange calendar servers to be off by one hour during certain times of the year.
  • Slides in collapsed sections cover other slides in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint for Mac--Fixes a display issue that involves collapsed sections in Slide Sorter view.
  • Hash tags (#) in hyperlinks aren't saved correctly in PowerPoint for Mac--Fixes an issue in which hyperlinks that contain hash tags (#) aren't saved correctly.
  • Crash occurs when you use Paste Special with a partial table in PowerPoint for Mac--
    Fixes an issue that causes PowerPoint to crash when you use the Paste Special option to copy and paste part of a table.
  • RTF text that's saved in PowerPoint for Windows can't be pasted into PowerPoint for Mac--Fixes an issue in which RTF text that's saved in PowerPoint for Windows can't be copied and pasted into PowerPoint for Mac.

Additionally, Microsoft also released a new Test Lab guide entitled "DirectAccess Single Server Setup with Mixed IPv4 and IPv6 in Windows Server 2012."

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for configuring DirectAccess in a single server deployment with mixed IPv4 and IPv6 resources in a test lab to demonstrate functionality of the deployment experience.

"You will set up and deploy DirectAccess based on the Windows Server 2012 Base Configuration using five server computers and two client computers. The resulting test lab simulates an intranet, the Internet, and a home network, and demonstrates DirectAccess in different Internet connection scenarios," Microsoft stated.

"Windows Server 2012 combines the DirectAccess feature and the RRAS role service into a new unified server role. This new Remote Access server role allows for centralized administration, configuration, and monitoring of both DirectAccess and VPN-based remote access services," the company addss.

Additionally, Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess provides multiple updates and improvements to address deployment blockers and provide simplified management.

Finally, also available now is the Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office, that enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel.

"With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may be used by others. The add-in downloads the Creative Commons license you designate from the Creative Commons Web site and inserts it directly into your creative work," Microsoft said.

Download links:

  • Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 3 SP3
  • DirectAccess Single Server Setup with Mixed IPv4 and IPv6 in Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guide
  • Creative Commons for Microsoft Office Add-in