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Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

Now that Office 2007 is upon us with a new file format, how is everyone else going to cope? Well Microsoft has freely released a file format converter which can be downloaded here. Esteemed authorities such as Gartner have warned companies to deploy Office 2007 file converters NOW, but how can you do that on a corporate network? Microsoft only distribute the converters in an executable, how can I deploy that using Group Policy?

Well Mr M Keadle provided the solution for me. When you run the exe it extracts an MSI (as well as a bunch of other files) into the C:\Program Files\MSECache\O2007Cnv\1033 directory. If you copy these files to a network deployment location you can then use Group
Policy! What I don’t understand is why Microsoft themselves wouldn’t publish such a solution (or even a single MSI)?

Download Office 2007 Icons

After much demand I decided to place the extracted icons on this website. They are available in a zip file and are mostly in 48×48 ico files (there are a couple that were only available in 32×32). You can now pretend to have Office 2007 B2TR on your computer! Pity there isn’t an easy way to update your splash screens… 🙂

Enjoy!

Office 2007 Icons.zip (170.81 KB)

Office Splash Screens

I was interested to read on a German blog that Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR) is coming on the 14th or 15th of September. Interestingly that is the same version that I have installed. Here are a couple of screenshots of the new splash screens for B2TR:

Interesting stuff.

Access 2007 Icons

Oops I forgot to post Access 2007 icons too:

Office 2007 Icons

These are a look at the new Office 2007 icons. I have a copy of build 4228 of Office and had a little look into the files with XN Resource Editor. I found some other interesting things as well, including a few PNG’s, AVI’s, some WSDL web services, javascript and the icons for all the different filetypes! I am currently extracting these as .ico files and will post shortly… 🙂
Office 2007 Icons

The icons are a big improvement on the Office 2003 icons. The only new one I don’t have are Visio, Infopath and Money. You can see pictures of these on Long’s blog.

Here are the Word file icons:
Word 2007 Icons
Here are the Excel file icons:
Excel 2007 Icons
Here are the PowerPoint file icons:
PowerPoint 2007 Icons
Here are the Outlook file icons:
Outlook 2007 Icons
Some more interesting finds to come… 🙂

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