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Oct 12 2009   7:03PM GMT

Hosted Exchange and Outlook 2007 SPLA

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

EPIC Information Solutions hosts exchange for many clients, and one of those clients emailed me and asked me to fix the “AutoComplete” option in his Outlook 2007 installation. When a customer subscribes to hosted exchange we can provide them with an Outlook 2007 SPLA (Services Provider License Agreement) Client (Outlook 2007 only) Doing some quick research turned up this article from Technet “Impact of deploying Outlook 2007 without Word 2007“, for your reference i have inserted a small portion of the article.

“Features that are not available without Word 2007

When Office Outlook 2007 runs on a computer where Office Word 2007 is not installed, the following functional areas are affected.

Attachment Preview
Attachment preview in Office Outlook 2007 is not supported for Microsoft Office 2003 file types or earlier. To preview attachments in Office Outlook 2007, you must have an application installed that can preview the file type and uses the IPreviewHandler interfaces that were introduced with Office Outlook 2007 and Windows Vista. For example, to preview a Word file in Office Outlook 2007, you must have Office Word 2007 installed. This also applies to other Office file types regardless of the Office compatibility packs or viewers installed.

Autoformat
All auto-formatting behaviors, with the exception of hyperlinks, are disabled. This includes AutoIndent for tabs, AutoFormat of bullets and numbering, and so on.

Internet and network paths with hyperlinks are still automatically formatted as hyperlinks.

Autotext
Autotext functionality and the new Building Blocks feature (Quick Parts) are disabled and removed from the user interface (UI).

Background spelling
The option to use F7 for spell checking is enabled, but there is no background spell checking (no red squiggles* under misspelled words).

* I like how they actually used the word squiggles

-NS

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