How can Microsoft make Office for Mac ‘administrator friendly’?

Software developers need to make their software “administrator friendly” because we are their first line of defense when supporting their products. If we can resolve a user’s problem then that’s one less problem the developer needs to resolve. Following is an open letter to Microsoft on behalf of administrators like myself requesting what we need in the next version of Microsoft Office for Mac.

Whom and what do I support?

I manage around 200 Macs . . .

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Microsoft acknowledges security exploit in Office 2008 installer

MacBU today updated its IT Pros website to include information about a security exploit in its Office 2008 installer. The exploit can only be triggered when the following criteria are met:

The Mac is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 or a later version of Tiger (Leopard does not have this vulnerability) An administrator remotely installs the Office Installer package using an application like Apple Remote Desktop The computer must sitting at the login window . . .

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Entourage 2008 to support OOF

Keep an eye on Mac Mojo for sneak peeks at new Office 2008 features including Entourage 2008. In his Office 2008 for Mac Sneak Peek Kick-Off Craig Eisler, MacBU General Manager, announces a commitment to Entourage in the enterprise and begins with a look at Exchange Server support.

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