Newly published content for the Office 2013 Resource Kit
Applies to: Office 2013, Office 365 ProPlus
Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16
Summary: Find new and updated content for Office 2013 articles for IT pros on TechNet.
This article contains a list of new and updated content for Office 2013. It is updated regularly. For additional updated content, see the Office IT pro blog.
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Activate Office 2013 MAK clients How to prepare and configure the Office 2013 client for Multiple Activation Key (MAK) volume activation.
Active Directory-based activation of Office 2013 Describes the basics of Active Directory-based activation of Office 2013 clients.
Prepare and set up the Office 2013 KMS host How to prepare and configure the Office 2013 Key Management Service (KMS) host to enable Office 2013 clients to activate through KMS.
Set up DNS for Office 2013 volume activation How to configure DNS to work with Office 2013 volume activation.
GVLKs for KMS and Active Directory activation of Office 2013 Lists the Generic Volume License Keys (GVLKs) for KMS and Active Directory-based activation of Office 2013.
Rearm the Office 2013 installation How to rearm an Office 2013 KMS installation for an image.
Set up Office 2013 KMS clients Describes the activation process for KMS volume license editions of Office 2013 on client computers.
Deploy Telemetry Dashboard Clarified which permissions are necessary to create a database in SQL Server.
Plan volume activation of Office 2013 To make content easier to find and use, moved procedural information into separate articles.
Tools to manage Office 2013 volume activation Changed the title to be more descriptive and added information about slmgr.vbs script.
Troubleshoot volume activation for Office 2013 Updated content to be easier to scan and added information about a support website.
Changes in Office 2013 Added new entries for Access 2010 databases and Access Package Solution Wizard.
Overview of apps for Office 2013 Added a section about managing the performance of apps for Office.
Overview of Group Policy for Office 2013 Added a note that describes which editions of Office can be managed by using Group Policy, and added lync15.admx to the list of Office 2013 Administrative Templates.
Overview of Outlook 2013 planning Added a section that discusses what to consider for 32-bit Outlook applications when you upgrade to a 64-bit platform.
Plan Information Rights Management in Office 2013 Added an alert that you can no longer apply IRM by using a Microsoft Account.
Changes in Office 2013 Added Security section with an entry about how you can no longer apply Information Rights Management by using a Microsoft Account.
Manage privacy settings in Telemetry Dashboard Updated and reorganized the appendix that describes the data that Telemetry Agent collects.
Custom reporting and database schema reference for Telemetry Dashboard Describes how to create custom reports in Telemetry Dashboard, shows sample reports, and lists the tables and fields in the telemetry database.
Internet Protocol version 6 support for Office 2013 Provides Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addressing information for Office 2013 applications, Project 2013, and SharePoint Designer 2013.
KMS activation of Office 2013 Updated the example output of the slmgr.vbs /dlv command (near the end of the article) so that it shows the output for Office 2013.
Roadmap for Office 2013 identity, authentication, and authorization Provides a guide to identity and authorization content for IT Pros deploying Office 2013 and Office 365, including articles, blogs, and downloads.
Identity, authentication, and authorization in Office 2013 Contains a list of articles that help you understand and plan for Information Rights Management and other identity and authentication requirements.
Protection settings for Office 2013 Contains articles that help you plan the protection settings you will need when you deploy Office 2013.
Trust Center settings for Office 2013 Contains articles that help you plan and configure the Trust Center settings for Office 2013.
Guide to Office 2013 security Provides a guide to security-related articles, blogs, and downloads for IT pros deploying Office 2013.
Overview of Click-to-Run for Office 365 setup architecture Added information about the ports, protocols, and URLs that Click-to-Run for Office 365 uses.
Deploy Telemetry Dashboard Added information about supported service packs for Windows clients that run Telemetry Agent. Also added information about Telemetry Agent licensing.
Compare security features in Office 365 and Office 2013 SKUs Updated some service descriptions and added some caveats.
Changes in Office 2013 Added a new section for PARC changes.
Office Customization Tool (OCT) reference for Office 2013 Added information about a known issue about changing locations for Office 2013 applications and provided a link to a KB article.
Content roadmap for Office 2013 compatibility Added information about the Fix-it Center diagnostic tools that are linked from Telemetry Log.
Plan and configure Trusted Publishers settings for Office 2013 Explains how to use the Trusted Publishers list in Office 2013 to designate content publishers that you trust.
Plan COM object categorization settings for Office 2013 Explains how to use COM object categorization to control the behavior of certain COM objects in Office 2013.
Plan cryptography and encryption settings for Office 2013 Explains the settings that you can use to encrypt data in Office 2013, and provides information about compatibility with previous versions of Office.
Plan password complexity settings for Office 2013 Explains how to use the Office 2013 password settings to enforce password requirements.
Plan privacy options for Office 2013 Explains how Office 2013 privacy settings let you control the disclosure of private information.
System requirements for Office 2013 Updated the information about operating system requirements and about Lync Server requirements.
Troubleshoot volume activation for Office 2013 Explains how to troubleshoot common errors for volume activation of Office 2013.
Plan and configure Trusted Locations settings for Office 2013 Explains how to use the Trusted Locations feature in Office 2013 to differentiate safe files from potentially harmful files.
Plan file block settings for Office 2013 Provides information about the settings to block specific file format types for Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Word 2013 users.
Plan Office File Validation settings for Office 2013 Explains how Office File Validation settings can help prevent file format attacks in Office 2013.
Plan Protected View settings for Office 2013 Explains how to configure Protected View settings in Office 2013.
Plan security settings for ActiveX controls for Office 2013 Explains how to change settings to make Microsoft ActiveX controls safer in Office 2013 and how to Use Office 2013 Telemetry Dashboard to investigate ActiveX control warnings.
Plan security settings for add-ins for Office 2013 Explains how to control the way that add-ins behave in Office 2013, and how to prevent users from running add-ins.
Plan security settings for VBA macros for Office 2013 Explains how VBA and VBA macros settings control the way Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VBA macros behave in Office 2013.
Understand security threats and countermeasures for Office 2013 Explains how Office 2013 security features can mitigate risks and threats to your organization’s Office assets, documents, and processes.
Monitor Office compatibility and deployments by using Telemetry Dashboard Explains how to view the stability of Office documents and solutions and the status of your Office deployments by using Telemetry Dashboard.
Downloadable content for the Office 2013 Resource Kit Added links to and descriptions of the white paper, "Microsoft Office Web Apps Server Management Pack Guide for System Center Operations Manager" and the poster, "Telemetry in Office 2013: A new way to Assess Office Compatibility."
Remove or reset file passwords in Office 2013 Explains how to use the Office 2013 DocRecrypt tool to unlock password protected OOXML formatted Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
Configure feature installation states for Office 2013 Explains how to use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to specify how Office 2013 features are installed for Windows Installer-based Office 2013 installations.
Configure user settings for Office 2013 Explains how to use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to configure user and computer default settings before you deploy Office 2013.
Use the OCT to customize Office 2013 Explains how to use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to customize Windows Installer-based Office 2013 installations.
System requirements for Office 2013 Added information that, to use the Inquire add-in with Excel, you must have and .NET 4.0 or 4.5 installed.
Outlook 2013 features supported by different versions of Exchange Server Learn which Outlook 2013 features are supported by each version of Exchange Server.
Plan attachment settings in Outlook 2013 Provides information about how to use Group Policy to configure attachment security settings for Outlook 2013.
File format reference for Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Excel 2013 Provides information about the file formats that are supported in Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013.
Group Policy and Office Customization Tool settings in Office 2013 for OpenDocument and Office Open XML formats Provides information about the Group Policy settings and the Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings that address OpenDocument Format and Open XML Formats in Office 2013.
XML file name extension reference for Office 2013 Provides information about XML file formats and their extensions that are used by Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Visio 2013.
Compare security features in Office 365 and Office 2013 SKUs Provides information that makes it easy for IT professionals to see which security features are in which SKUs. The information applies to both Office 365 and Office 2013.
Distribute updates for Office 2013 products Explains the software updates process and how to deploy updates for Windows Installer-based Office 2013, Project 2013, and Visio 2013.
End user training resources for Office 2013 and Office 365 Provides links to resources to help users in an organization learn about Office 2013 applications and Office 365.
Office 2013 Resource Kit Added "Office Anywhere" and "User Readiness" to the list of sections covered in the Office Resource Kit.
Content roadmap for Office 2013 compatibility Provides information about the articles, downloads, scripts, and videos that help IT professionals assess Office 2013 compatibility.
KMS activation of Office 2013 Added a note that says you can set up an Office 2013 KMS host on the same computer that contains an Office 2010 KMS host if you are using any of the indicated operating systems.
Plan volume activation of Office 2013 Added a note that says you can set up an Office 2013 KMS host on the same computer that contains an Office 2010 KMS host if you are using any of the indicated operating systems.
System requirements for Office 2013 Updated to state that MSI and Click-to-Run installations of Office 2013 require that Task Scheduler be enabled on the client computers and that attempts to install Office 2013 will fail if Task Scheduler is disabled.
Overview of Office Telemetry Provides information about Office Telemetry, the new compatibility monitoring framework that works with Office 2013, Office 2007, and Office 2003.
Configure and deploy Telemetry Dashboard Provides information about what's available to help you deploy and configure Telemetry Dashboard in your organization.
Changes in Office 2013 Added information to the Word table about changes in the Spelling error context menu.
Deploy Telemetry Dashboard Removed the section on Telemetry Dashboard worksheets and moved the content to new article, "Overview of Office Telemetry."
Plan for Telemetry Dashboard topology and hardware Provides information about sizing, topology, hardware, and bandwidth recommendations for Telemetry Dashboard deployments.
Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (OCT) files for Office 2013 Added settings in the following categories: Apps for Office, Escrow Key, OneNote, Services for online Office 2013 features, and Subscription activation.
Changes in Office 2013 Added several changes for various Office products, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and others.
Configure Information Rights Management in Office 2013 Provides information about how to turn on Information Rights Management (IRM), configure license caching, set email expiration, and deploy rights policy templates.
Configure security by using OCT or Group Policy for Office 2013 Provides information about how to configure Office security by using the Office Customization Tool (OCT), Administrative Templates and Group Policy, or the Trust Center.
Plan digital signature settings for Office 2013 Provides information about how to support XAdES digital signatures in Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Word 2013 documents.
Assess Office 2013 compatibility Added a short section that describes Office Telemetry and Telemetry Dashboard.