Microsoft has released a new version of the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) to go along with the latest major iteration of Office, which hit store shelves earlier this year. Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager 2010 is now up for grabs via the Microsoft Download Center, a resource designed to streamline the transition to Office 2010. According to the Redmond company, the Office Migration Planning Manager 2010 will help IT professionals plan and test for the migration to the successor of Office 2008. The collection of tools is offered by Microsoft free of charge.

“OMPM helps IT Pros discover and assess the compatibility of existing Office documents for conversion from the binary document formats (Office 97-2003: .doc, .xls, etc.) to OpenXML formats (Office 2007 and beyond: .docx, .xlsx, etc.). Additionally, OMPM 2010 adds features that assess macro compatibility with Office 2010 and 64-bit Office compatibility. The toolkit also contains the Office File Converter (OFC), which enables bulk document conversions from binary to OpenXML formats,” revealed Jill Maguire, from the Office team.

At the bottom of this article users will be able to find the download links for the trial releases of Office 2010. Obviously, because they are trial versions of Office 2010, the downloads are available free of charge. Users will however notice that they will only be able to run the copies for a total of 60 days. As all trial software from Microsoft, Office 2010 is also time-bombed and set to expire after two months.

OMPM 2010 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Bulk Macro Compatibility Scanning – incorporates logic from the Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI) tool to produce count of potential number of VBA issues due to changes in object model. A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
  • Bulk 64-bit compatibility scanning – incorporates logic from the OCCI tool to produce a count of the potential number of 64-bit (declare) VBA issues that are due to use of 64-bit Office. A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
  • Pre-defined date filtering for scans – provides new configuration options in the Offscan.ini file to allow exclusion of files based on last accessed or last modified dates. Files that are skipped can be logged.
  • SQL 2008/SQL 2008 R2 support – Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has been added. OMPM remains compatible with SQL 2005,” Maguire added.

Office Migration Planning Manager 2010 is available for download here.

Office Home and Business 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Office Home and Student 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Office Professional 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

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