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This article describes the support Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) provides for Microsoft Office and the synchronization of Office settings. UE-V currently supports Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 only.
Templates are available in the community-supported UE-V TechNet Galley for Office 2013 but we recommend that companies use the built-in roaming ability that Office 2013 provides as part of the Sign-in experience. As UE-V is an extensible tool, we’ll fix and support issues in the UE-V Generator, but we haven’t tested or validated the community supported Office 2013 templates (more information on these topics below).
Microsoft Office support in UE-V
UE-V 1.0 includes a settings location template for Microsoft Office 2010 and UE-V 1.0 SP1 adds a template for Microsoft Office 2007. These templates are distributed and registered as part of the agent installation process. To roam settings with Microsoft Office 2013, we recommend that you use the built-in roaming capabilities of the new Office Sign in experience available with an Office 365 subscription. More details on Office Sign in can be found here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=296489.
The following tables contain the specific details for Office support in UE-V:
Supported UE-V templates for Microsoft Office:
Microsoft Office Applications supported by the UE-V templates:
Microsoft Office templates and the UE-V Generator
The Office templates that ship with UE-V capture and synchronize specific settings between devices. These templates have been tested to verify that the designated Office settings can be roamed between devices in a safe and reliable manner.
The UE-V Generator should not be used to modify the Office templates that ship with UE-V or to create custom templates for Microsoft Office. The Office templates that ship with UE-V are designed and tested by Microsoft to handle Office products where many settings are shared across Office applications. Attempting to edit the Office templates in the UE-V Generator will result in the following error “The selected template contains settings that cannot be modified by this editor.”
If a problem with the roaming of Office settings is encountered and reported, the issue will be validated using the Office templates that ship with UE-V only. If the problem cannot be reproduced with these templates because of customer modification, then it will be left to the individual party to resolve.
More information on the templates that ship with UE-V and how the Generator can be used to create custom templates can be found in the UE-V documentation here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=244253.
Microsoft Office templates in the TechNet Gallery
Custom settings location templates that are created by customers can be shared via the TechNet Gallery. The TechNet Gallery may contain customer-created templates for Microsoft Office 2013 and other unsupported Office releases. While these templates may successfully synchronize settings in many environments, the safety, functionality and reliability of these templates is not guaranteed by Microsoft. It is the responsibility of consumers of user-submitted templates to test and verify them prior to a production deployment.
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Article ID: 2841206 - Last Review: April 18, 2013 - Revision: 2.0