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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.
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PowerPoint Viewer 2007

Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions.
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Visio 2007 Viewer

The Visio 2007 Viewer allows anyone to view Visio drawings and diagrams (created with Visio 5.0, 2000, 2002, 2003, or 2007) inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later Web browser.
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Windows Vista Readiness Hands on Lab

Microsoft has put together a Hands on Lab designed to educate developers on known Microsoft Windows Vista application compatibility issues. This process will walk the developer through specifics, focusing on solutions that will enable customers running your application to have a better experience on Microsoft Windows Vista. After completing this lab, the developer should be able to determine if and how the most commonly known application compatibility issues could affect their specific application.
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Windows Vista Security Guide

The Windows Vista Security Guide provides guidance and tools to further protect Windows Vista against real-live threats such as malware and information theft. This solution accelerator recommends the Enterprise Client (EC) configuration for organizations of all types. Only in extreme security situations does the guide recommend the Specialized Security – Limited Functionality (SSLF) configuration, which considerably limits client computer functionality. The Solution Accelerator includes recommendations about how to use new and enhanced security technologies in Windows Vista to better defend the client computers in your organization against malware. The guide also provides recommendations and best practices on how to use encryption and access control technologies in Windows Vista to protect corporate data. Application compatibility testing recommendations are included. This Solution Accelerator includes several files, such as the Windows Vista Security Guide.doc, the detailed Appendix A of the Windows Vista Security Guide.doc, the Windows Vista Security Guide Settings.xls, and the GPOAccelerator tool to help you easily implement the guidance.
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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is the new managed code programming model for Windows®. It combines the power of the .NET Framework version 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range of business processes. These new technologies are Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace. The .NET Framework 3.0 is included as part of the Windows Vista™ operating system; you can install it or uninstall it using Windows Features Control Panel. This redistributable package is for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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zarchasmpgmr
Nov. 10th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
I've heard that the Orifice compatibility packs only allow Word to save in the new format.
rialtus
Nov. 10th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Nope. Works for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Allows these Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003 to open, edit, and save as their corresponding 2007 version. See KB923505 for more info.
zarchasmpgmr
Nov. 10th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Looks like there might be some issues.

Just because it's in a M$ KB doesn't mean it's the gospel truth. *bwag*
rialtus
Nov. 14th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
True, but I will say that I have this update installed and do not see the same issues that the person in your link is having. *shrug*
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