Desktop client updates required for Office 365 for Business pre-upgrade



Desktop client updates for various version of Office / Outlook can be deployed from Microsoft web portal by user directly by selecting Office 365 settings - Software - Desktop Setup.

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UPDATES FOR ANY SUPPORTED VERSION OF WINDOWS

Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant (IDCRL7)

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

User credentials are managed by Microsoft Online Services ID. To sign in to the services, users must install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant.

Article / Description

For 32-bits Windows

For 64-bits Windows

UPDATES FOR OFFICE 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3

(KB2526086)

Microsoft Office 2007 on all versions of Windows

Office 2007 is not supported with a service pack older than Service Pack 3. Service Pack 2 was supported until 1/8/2013

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

N/A

Outlook 2007 update: November 13, 2012 (KB2687404)

Update required by April 8, 2014.

Provides a password expiration notification for Outlook users

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

N/A

UPDATES FOR OFFICE 2010

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2460049)

Microsoft Office 2010 on all versions of Windows

Office 2010 is not supported without Service Pack 1. RTM (no Service Pack) was supported until 7/10/2012

Article / Description

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 Update

(KB2583935)

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 on all versions of Windows

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

For 64-bits Office

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 Update

(KB2597051)

Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 on all versions of Windows.

Corrects connectivity to the My Site functionality in Office 365

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

For 64-bits Office

Microsoft Office 2010 Update

(KB2566458)

Microsoft Office 2010 on all versions of Windows

Corrects a problem with uploads when folders contain certain characters.

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

For 64-bits Office

Outlook 2010 update: November 13, 2012 (KB2687623)

Microsoft Office 2010

Update required by April 8, 2014.

Provides a password expiration notification for Outlook users

Article / Description

For 32-bits Office

For 64-bits Office



With Office 365 post-Exchange 2013 upgrade,updates are required for client running Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010, to ensure seamless migration.

Please see following the updates required for running Office 365. Offline installation may be done by downloading all these patches on to a USB drive before deployment.

Office 2007 updates
1. Office 2007 SP3
2. Outlook 2007 kb2596598 - by 1st October 2013
3. Outlook 2007 kb2687404 - by 8th April 2013

Office 2010 updates for Outlook 2010
1. Outlook kb 2553248 - Need to download both 32 bits and 64 bits patches - by 1st July 2013
2. Outlook 2010 kb 2687623 - Need to download both 32 bits and 64 bits patches - by 8th April 2014

Latest version of Office

System requirements for Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus

Office 2010 with Service Pack 1

Automatic updates:

  • Customers who sign up for Office 365 after February 27, 2013, must apply all automatic updates that were released before December 2012.
  • Customers who signed up for Office 365 before February 27, 2013, must complete the following:
    • By July 1, 2013, apply KB2553248.
    • By April 8, 2014, apply all automatic updates for Office 2010 that were released prior to December 2012.

Office 2007 with Service Pack 3

Automatic updates:

  • Customers who sign up for Office 365 after February 27, 2013, must apply all automatic updates that were released before December 2012.
  • Customers who signed up for Office 365 before February 27, 2013, must complete the following:
    • By October 1, 2013, apply KB2583910.
    • By April 8, 2014, apply all automatic updates for Office 2010 that were released before December 2012.

Office 2003 only through POP and IMAP

For more information, see Office 365 will now support POP and IMAP connections to Outlook 2003.

Office for Mac 2011 with Service Pack 3

Mac OS X 10.6 or later is required.

Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9

Support ends April 9, 2013.



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