Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get the latest 4 free tools for planning your Office 2010 deployment

In this article, we have given four tools that can help you assess your environment and plan your migration.
1.    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
This tool (MAP) is designed to help IT Professionals prepare for a deployment. Moreover, you can use this tool to list your environment and assess whether the Systems throughout your environment are ready for the migration. This agentless tool lets you prepare to deploy a number of technologies including Office 2010.

2. Office Environment Assessment Tool
This Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) is able to scan the Computers for add-ins and Applications that interact with Office 97 through Office 2007 Office Systems. This tool has been designed to help IT Professionals in avoiding any port-deployment surprises by assessing application compatibility with Office 2010. Moreover, the OEAT is able to check if any Systems throughout the environment use add-ins or Software that can break when Office 2010 is deployed.

3. Office Migration Planning Manager 2010
This Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) helps you in assessing the compatibility of older Office documents like .doc, .xls to the newer OpenXML formats like .docx, .xlsx, etc. At the same time, the OMPM 2010 tool is able to assess macro compatibility and 64 bit Office compatibility. This toolkit has Office File Converter, which enables bulk document conversions from the older binary Office formats to the OpenXML formats.

4. Office Code Compatibility Inspector
This tool has been designed with the add-in that lets you troubleshoot and resolve the potential issues with the Microsoft Visual basic for Applications (VBA) Macros and add-ins. The name of the toolkit is Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI). It is a handy assessment tool for the Office 2010 migration. Moreover, it is able to scan code in a project for known compatibility issues and notify you if there is any item in the code from the object model that are changed or removed.