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  1. Config.xml property suggestion

    In different office deployment approach we have noticed many issues. One of them is interrupting office installation or upgrade by opening any office app meanwhile. Many time user doesn't show enough patience and start opening shortcuts which actually corrupt the entire installation. In our environment we give a continuous notification to user that they should not open office application. But for a better and hazard-less experience that can be a property, I can suggest a property NoInterruption which will have Boolean value and will monitor upon the office related processes like Word.exe, Excel.exe etc. And that continuous thread will run…

    16 votes
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  2. Device cloud policies

    Policies delivered via the cloud that are device target-able.

    15 votes
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  3. Application Preferences in OCPS

    Instead of specifying app preferences in ODT (which works on machine level), add it to the OCPS and let me assign app preferences to users and group. This would enable a true user-focused management of these. Also it would be easier to adjust preferences during rollout.

    14 votes
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  4. Office 365 ProPlus Log analyzer

    A log analyzer that will detect and call out issues with the Install or update scenario.

    13 votes
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  5. Add a switch parameter to the ODT to download latest ODT version

    It would be great to be given the option to update setup.exe that comes with the ODT when running /download or /configure.

    Either make it available as an additional switch: setup.exe /configure config.xml /updatesetup or /updateodt

    Or as part of the XML.

    In organizations that are forced to used software packaging as part of their Software Installation security policy, for example, having to package every Office components separately means we have to update setup.exe every time there is a feature or bug fix that comes out that is relevant to the organization.

    12 votes
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  6. More Verbose Banner Messaging for RemoveMSI

    When using the RemoveMSI feature of ODT, the user is presented with a generic Office setup banner that says "We are getting things ready for you." Since this can take 10-15 minutes to complete the removal of previous version of Office, many users ask if the installation is hung, or what is happening.

    An easy solution to this would be to offer an update to the banner that states "We are removing the previous installations of Office." to give enough information to the users so that they know something is happening that may take some time.

    10 votes
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  7. Device Configuration versioning

    Have the ability to manage cloud saved device configurations by providing the admin with the ability to modify existing configuration and saving it as a draft. When ready then publish the configurations.

    10 votes
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  8. Admins want Office Deployment Toolkit to allow users to defer Office ProPlus installs prior to required deadline

    Customers want first party feature to allow end users to defer installation of Office ProPlus based on integer defined by IT Pro. In this way, customers can set a required deadline in SCCM but allow the user more choice about when to perform installation. This is the type of "white glove" enhancement which would help drive adoption. Today customers are leveraging https://psappdeploytoolkit.com/screenshots/

    9 votes
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  9. Ability to add Desktop Shortcuts to the Office Configuration Tool

    It would be great to be able to automate the ability to create desktop shortcuts using the Office Configuration Tool as opposed to PinIconstoTaskbar.

    Is there anything in the works to allow this?

    8 votes
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  10. Support for Office for Mac

    Add support for Office for Mac

    7 votes
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  11. XML option to automatically pin Office 365 applications on the Start Menu

    We have a large enterprise need to pin Office 365 ProPlus Icons on the start menu by default after fresh installations and upgrades from Office 2016.

    This option should be made available inside the product.

    7 votes
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  12. Allow admins to specify a Deployment ID in the XML to update Office 365 after the installation

    It would be great to specify a Deployment ID in the updates parameter of the XML used by the Office Deployment Tool.

    This would allow companies to deploy Office 365 and run a SCCM trigger after the installation to force update the application to the update assigned on the deployment.

    A pre-requisite for this solution to work is that the device or the user of the device is member of the device collection for which the deployment is set for.

    Many companies cannot use the CDN to update devices or need to maintain a high level of security compliance following…

    7 votes
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  13. Allow admins to specify a proxy in the XML for the Office Deployment Tool

    It would be great to be able to specify a proxy that would bypass the user PAC files and winhttp/iexplore proxy configuration directly from the XML.

    This would give flexibility to deployments and allow for more granularity when downloading content from the Office CDN.

    7 votes
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  14. Why have the option to turn off TEAMS in the setup for a new user on Office 365 if you are going to ignore the damn thing anyway

    We don't need yet another thing popping up asking users to log in every time you start the computer. Why have the option to turn it off for a user when setting up their Office account if you're going to ignore it and force the damn thing down our throats anyways? STOP deciding for us what we want our users to have!

    6 votes
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  15. MLA Template in WORD.

    When I type in my last name in the header, it does not get repeated in page 2 and beyond.

    5 votes
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  16. Please make it simple to RE-Activate Account! I have spent most of an hour and giving up

    I can't figure out where to reactivate my account for Office 365; Nothing in my account shows that this can be done that I can find.

    5 votes
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  17. ODT Param to ensure latest prior to /configure

    ODT tool is updated very frequently so keeping up with latest version is a challenge. Suggestion is to provide new command line param like /ODTLatest which would act similar to "Microsoft Click Once" technology... basically, check against CDN for latest ODT and if newer version is present download prior to or when combined with /configure mode.

    5 votes
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  18. Ability to bulk import config.xmls to the OCT

    Now that we can save config files, I would like to have the option to bulk import all of my configs instead of one by one.

    5 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Uninstall Visio and Project

    I think it's important to include uninstall option for Office 365 App including Microsoft Visio and Project to Office Customization Tool, Organization may need to uninstall specific Office product due to license limitation such as Visio and Project

    4 votes
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