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Office 2013

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April 14, 2014  2:43 PM

Status of Office software



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Office 2010, Office 2013, PowerShell 3, PowerShell v4, WMI

You can also use the SoftwareLicensingProduct CIM class to test the status of your Office products. Get-CimInstance -ClassName SoftwareLicensingProduct -Filter "Name LIKE 'Office%'" | where PartialProductKey | select Name, ApplicationId, LicenseStatus You need to be careful with Office...

November 27, 2013  2:35 PM

Capacity planning series finished



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Office 2013, PowerShell, SQL Server, WMI

My capacity planning series on the Scripting Guy blog finished last week. Didn’t get chance to post about it as I was at Microsoft in Seattle. Full series and associated powertip...


July 5, 2013  12:56 PM

Excel–named range



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Office 2013, PowerShell 3

To create a named range in an Excel spreadsheet $xl = New-Object -ComObject 'Excel.Application' $wkbk = $xl.Workbooks.Add() $sheet = $wkbk.WorkSheets.Item(1) $range = $xl.Range("A1", "D4") $range.Name = "Test" Just to show how to work with named ranges $range2 = $xl.Range("Test")...


July 3, 2013  2:12 PM

Office365 ate my RSS feeds



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Office 2013

Just been puzzling out why I haven’t been getting any RSS feeds for a few days. Looks like when I hooked up my Office365 account to Outlook it took out all the RSS feeds. Fun time to come putting them back


December 3, 2012  3:02 PM

How to give yourself an ulcer in one evening or why Word remains minimised on the Taskbar



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Office 2013

I have just spent an extremely frustrating 3 hours trying to figure out why Word 2013 remained minimised on the task bar of my Windows 8 machine. Everything else opened up correctly including other Office applications such as Excel and PowerPoint.

I checked on other machines and it...


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