First published on CloudBlogs on Nov, 19 Making end users more productive on mobile devices often starts with email and collaboration. IT has always had to balance and live with tradeoffs between providing end users with a great experience and making sure the data is safe when enabling mobile productivity.
Office is the gold standard for productivity on mobile devices and PCs. Tens of thousands of customers have chosen Office as their platform for productivity. EMS provides management across users, devices, apps, and data. Azure Active Directory is the directory for Office and processes up to 14 billion authentications during the busiest weeks. For example: Enables self-service password reset and change to be written back to on premises Active Directory.
Advanced machine learning-based security and usage reports provide additional protection to sensitive data. Forefront Identity Manager usage rights are provided to manage on premises identities.
In addition to providing management of Office mobile apps outlined above, Intune also provides additional capabilities such as: Provides mobile application management to line-of-business apps with the Intune app wrapper. Deploys certificates, WiFi, VPN, and email profiles automatically once a device is enrolled, enabling users to access corporate resources with the appropriate security configurations.
Secures corporate data, including Exchange emails, based on the enrollment status of the device and the compliance policies set by the administrator. Provides a comprehensive management solution through a single administrative console that allows you to manage across a variety of devices, including PCs and laptops. Data EMS provides solutions to extend your enterprise mobility strategy the last mile: In addition to the ability to protect content stored in Office Exchange and Sharepoint either on prem or online EMS enables Protection for content stored in Windows server file shares.
This is just a sampling of the capabilities that EMS provides for Office customers. You can learn more about EMS here. Or take a test drive here.
For example, all apps except Publisher. For example, to not install Publisher, you can include the following line in your configuration. Where to get security and quality updates from. For example, directly from the Office CDN on the internet. This is recommended and requires the least amount of administrative effort. But this means that you must download the updates from the Office CDN and copy them to the shared folder. Which update channel to install from and get updates from Channel Office uses the concept of update channels to determine which updates an installed version of Office receives.
For more information, see Update channel for Office Tip More information about these configuration. Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool.
Keep in mind that not all the information in that article applies to Office Sample configuration. Remove existing versions of Office before installing Office We recommend that you uninstall any previous versions of Office before installing volume licensed versions of Office There are several ways that you can use the RemoveMSI element when installing volume licensed versions of Office Uninstall all Office products on the computer. Identify any existing language resources, like language packs, and install the same languages.
Keep some Office products and uninstall all other Office products on the computer. Even though this article is about Office ProPlus, most of the information also applies to volume licensed versions of Office Download the Office installation files Once you have a copy of the ODT and have created your configuration.
To do that, open an elevated command prompt, go to the folder where you saved the ODT and the configuration. It will look as if nothing is happening, but the download is happening in the background. Once the download is complete, you are returned to a command prompt.
If you want to check that the files are downloading, go to the location you specified for your SourcePath in the configuration. For example, Which files you see and the names of the files depend on whether you are downloading the bit or bit version of Office and which languages you are downloading. Here some additional details about downloading Office installation files: You must download the bit and bit versions separately. All volume licensed versions of Office — such as Office Professional Plus , Visio Professional , and Project Professional — are included in the same download, regardless of which products you specify in the configuration.
This helps you save disk space on your local network. The core files for the Office products are in the stream. Configuration Manager Current Branch has a wizard that steps you through the process and builds the configuration.
Earlier versions of Configuration Manager require you to download the ODT and create your own configuration. Configuration Manager Current Branch: You must be using at least version , but version is recommended. On that same page, you can also select to install Project and Visio. System Center R2 Configuration Manager: Then, in Configuration Manager, you create an application and a deployment type. After that you distribute the application and then deploy it.
For more details, see Language element. You can also just install proofing tools by specifying the Product ID as "ProofingTools" in your configuriation. Proofing tools packages, which are a new capability for Office , are much smaller than full language packs. They can also be installed whether or not the language pack for a given language is installed.
If you're upgrading from a Windows Installer MSI version of Office, you can get Click-to-Run versions of the same language resources — for example, language packs, language interface packs, or proofing tools — installed when you deploy Office Related topics.