The much-anticipated 2010 version of Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. OMPM helps IT Pros discover and assess the compatibility of existing Office documents for conversion from the binary document formats (Office 97-2003: .doc, .xls, etc.) to OpenXML formats (Office 2007 and beyond: .docx, .xlsx, etc.). Additionally, OMPM 2010 adds features that assess macro compatibility with Office 2010 and 64-bit Office compatibility. The toolkit also contains the Office File Converter (OFC), which enables bulk document conversions from binary to OpenXML formats. OMPM 2010 includes the following new features and improvements:
- Bulk Macro Compatibility Scanning – incorporates logic from the Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI) tool to produce count of potential number of VBA issues due to changes in object model. A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
- Bulk 64-bit compatibility scanning – incorporates logic from the OCCI tool to produce a count of the potential number of 64-bit (declare) VBA issues that are due to use of 64-bit Office. A new option in the offscan.ini file enables activation of this scan.
- Pre-defined date filtering for scans – provides new configuration options in the Offscan.ini file to allow exclusion of files based on last accessed or last modified dates. Files that are skipped can be logged.
- SQL 2008/SQL 2008 R2 support – Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has been added. OMPM remains compatible with SQL 2005.
You can find the OMPM documentation in the Office 2010 Resource Kit.
The Environment scanning tool (OEAT) assists a customer in the assessment phase of deployment. It identifies:
- Currently installed applications and installation environment
- Add-ins currently in use by Office clients
- Programs that are not registered as add-ins but still interact with Office programs
- Provides a report on the Environmental assessment (potential upgrade issues)
- Also reports the Add-ins assessment–list of third party programs and information about the compatibility of those programs with Microsoft Office 2010