Microsoft releases new tools for enterprise to upgrade easily to Office 365 ProPlus

One of the biggest problems enterprise customers have about upgrading to a new version of Office is application compatibility. They need to make sure that the Office add-ins and VBA solutions they rely on for key business processes work without any issues after the upgrade. Microsoft today announced new tools to help customers manage Office 365 ProPlus application compatibility issue. Today, they are releasing a preview of new tools that will catalogue the add-ins and VBA solutions in use in your organization, identify potential issues with the upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus, and recommend steps for remediation. They are expanding the Office Telemetry Dashboard to include readiness information. Readiness information that this tool provides the following:

  • ProPlus Ready 32 Bit. The add-in is widely adopted and used by enterprise customers in ProPlus and there are no known problems with the add-in
  • ProPlus Ready 64 Bit. A 64-bit version of the add-in is available and widely adopted by enterprise customers in ProPlus and there are no known problems with the add-in
  • ISV Support. The ISV has committed to support the add-in on ProPlus.

Microsoft is also bringing 64-bit common control support and Office add-in reporting in Windows Upgrade Analytics.

Learn more about the new tools here.

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