IS Decisions announces the availability of software enabling instant remote deployment of Microsoft’s Compatibility Pack for Office 2007.

THE ISSUE

All Word, Excel or PowerPoint files created with Office 2007 will not be accessible to users running older versions of Microsoft’s office suite (Office 2000, XP, 2003).

In the near future this incompatibility can potentially generate serious communication problems for organizations as Office 2007 slowly gets rolled out worldwide.

Thus a Word 2003 user receiving by email a file in Word 2007 format will not be able to open it, modify it or save it.

MICROSOFT’S SOLUTION

To help their clients resolve the issue, Microsoft has made available a free “Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats”.

This free download, available in several languages including French, effectively allows users who have installed it on their desktop to open, modify and save files in the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 formats.

The Compatibility Pack can also be used with Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003 and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to display files saved in the new formats.

However, the application needs installing on all relevant desktops and laptops.

IS DECISIONS’ SOLUTION

In order to allow organizations using Office 2000, XP or 2003 to rapidly and cost effectively deploy the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, IS Decisions is offering 15 day temporary RemoteExec licenses at an exceptional rate (pricing starting at $0.22 per target system).

RemoteExec will deploy the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack within minutes on all the systems present in an environment, regardless of size.

RemoteExec will execute the deployment remotely without requiring an agent or any prior manual intervention whatsoever on targeted systems. RemoteExec will log any systems on which the operation failed. The log can then be directly injected as a target list for a subsequent pass.

HOW TO…

IS Decisions supplies a fully detailed reference guide explaining the installation of the Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack using a “15 day” RemoteExec license. The licenses can be purchased online via a secure payment center.

Also, clients will be able to convert their “15 day” licenses to permanent licenses with a 10% discount off RemoteExec’s pricelist.

Full details on IS Decisions site

ABOUT REMOTEEXEC

Without requiring an agent or any prior manual intervention whatsoever on targeted systems RemoteExec allows you to instantly and remotely execute programs (.exe, .bat, .cmd), scripts (.vbs, .js), program associated file types (.txt, .doc, .wav, .reg, .inf, .msi, ...), to copy folder(s)/file(s), ...

Using RemoteExec an administrator can:

- Add/Modify/Delete registry keys and/or values

- Install patches, Service Packs and hotfixes.

- Deploy Windows Installer packages (MSI) in silent mode

- Close down a custom selection of servers and desktops

- Close a custom selection of user sessions

- Reboot distant computers

- Deploy and regularly synchronize data files and folders on remote systems

- Modify the local administrator passwords on all workstations

- …

Full details and trial version

ABOUT IS DECISIONS:

IS Decisions, founded in 2000 and based in Biarritz (France), specializes in editing security and change management solutions for Microsoft® Windows® infrastructures.

The software developed by IS Decisions cover both domains with the following features:

Security, by providing network administrators with the tools necessary for

- proactive system auditing and analysis,

- enhanced patch / application / data deployment and system action,

- network access security, management and reporting,

- sensitive data and process monitoring and enhanced alert triggering.

Change Management, by giving network administrators the ways and means to easily and rapidly generate and maintain an updated, comprehensive knowledgebase of all managed resources, and by providing the technology to analyze, monitor and intervene instantly on these resources.

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