Word 2010 can boot about 30 percent faster than Word 2007Excel 2010 can boot almost 25 percent faster than Excel 2007PowerPoint 2010 can boot almost 50 percent faster than PowerPoint 2007Complex Word documents can now be saved up to 45 percent faster. Very large Excel spreadsheets can now be opened up to 21 percent faster.Typical PowerPoint presentations can now be opened up to 62 percent faster.
1st Chartrecalculation is now 90 percent faster on Excel 2010 than it was on Excel 2007, and almost 98 percent faster than on Excel 2003. 2nd chart:The above figure shows that the speed at which charts can be drawn in Excel 2010 is around 95 percent faster than in Excel 2007, or in other words drawing a chart takes only about 5 percent as much time in Excel 2010 as it does in Excel 2007. Interestingly, chart drawing performance is only 35 percent faster in Excel 2010 than in Excel 2003, but this is explained by the much greater complexity of chart types and styles available in Excel 2007 and later, which makes it difficult to make a meaningful comparison of chart drawing speeds between Excel 2010 and Excel 2003. 42.58seconds ->0.709667minutes *10Times chart per day *1000Finance employees =7096.667 minutes = 118.2778 hours saved!
System ReadinessInventory Office Applications Assess hardware & OS readinessSuggests key upgradesSummary proposal of 2010 readinessFile Readiness Scan & identify potential format deltasIdentify potential macro issues – bulk scanning & analysisMigrate Office files to OpenXML formatsGuide remediation of VBA macrosSolution CompatibilityIdentify interfacing add-ins & interfacesTag known compatible apps
Languages – do I bake in all languages – that can get big
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Planning & Customizing Office 2010 for your EnvironmentAndy O'Donald, Product Manager<br />
Office 2010 IT Investments<br />SOLID RELEASE<br />2.4 M comments through “Send a Smile”<br />Over 9 million Beta users – 4x Office 2007<br />Over 300 Enterprise customers deployed early through TAP and RDP Programs<br />PERFORMANCE INVESTMENTS<br />Excel Recalc & Charting 90% faster than Office 2007<br />Outlook startup 25%, new mail download 30% faster<br />Multicore support, GPU acceleration, first 64 bit edition<br />SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS<br />Improved document protection<br />Helps you comply with standards<br />User friendly retention policy controls<br />
64-bit Office Considerations<br />32-bit: Highly Compatible<br />64-bit: Huge Capacity<br />VS<br />Highest degree of compatibility<br />Performance Tuned – perf investments<br />Office Ecosystem primed for 32-bit Office<br />Default installation<br />Excel perf – more than 2GB<br />Introduces compatibly challenges<br />Investment in future of eco-system<br />Still thinking 64-bit Office?<br />ActiveX controls and COM add-ins<br />Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)<br />Microsoft Access MDE/ADE/ACCDE files <br />Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) synchronization <br />Side by side with 32 bit is not available<br />Recommendation<br />Deploy Office 2010 32-bit regardless of OS architecture by default<br />Target very select user roles who will benefit from 64-bit Office as an exception<br />
Office Activation<br />Office 2010: Volume License Activation<br />Office 365: Subscription Activation<br />No RFM – notification mode<br />Hard RFM when not activated<br />KMS<br />180 day activation period<br />Seamless to user<br />No key to manage for the client<br />Customer must host KMS sever<br />Office Service<br />No keys to manage<br />Manage user license assignment<br />Must validate subscription every month<br />Provides full control of Office use<br />Office client “removed” by removing user license<br />MAK<br />Perpetual activation<br />Utilized VAMT for remote activation<br />Requires applying key to client<br />
Management & Security<br />Management<br />Group Policies<br />Security<br />Support for DEP<br />File Type Block<br />Office File Validation <br />Added Binary formats<br />ActiveX Kill Bit<br />Protected View<br />Improved User Experience<br />
Without SCM<br />I need to secure the desktop!<br />OK, I now know what they do<br />…time passes…<br />Organization specific GPO Settings<br />+ Thousands of GPOs<br />Lovingly crafted documentation<br />
With SCM<br />I need to secure the desktop!<br />Baseline GPO<br />Settings<br />Day 1<br />Org specific GPO Settings<br />Security Compliance Manager<br />Pre-documented risks <br />and countermeasures<br />Security Baselines:<br /><ul><li>EC
Office Customization Tool<br />Started with setup /admin<br />Requires Volume License bits <br />They have the ADMIN folder in the root<br />Can also be launched from the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit<br />Office Customization<br />
Office Language Packs & Proofing Tools<br />Office is a language neutral product<br />Locale applied with language packs<br />Language Packs (each language adds ~400MB-1+GB)<br />Add language packs to source location<br />Customize languages – config.xml & MDT<br />Default action is to match OS<br />Proofing Tools (complete toolkit is <br />Related proofing tools are included in language pack<br />Review option to gain coverage with language pack<br />Proofing tools can be added <br />Configured with proofing tools config.xml<br />
Deployment Approach Considerations<br />What’s in the image? Cache only?<br />Software distribution – how do get the bits delivered?<br />Patch management – do include patches initially<br />Depends on use case & environment<br />We have management tools for a reason<br />The Standard<br />