Windows 10: Upgrading from Office standalone to 365 - question about settings

Discus and support Upgrading from Office standalone to 365 - question about settings in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; First I uninstalled my current standalone version of Office (2016), then I installed 365. This all went flawlessly. Was happy to see that, when... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by tfwul, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. tfwul Win User

    Upgrading from Office standalone to 365 - question about settings


    First I uninstalled my current standalone version of Office (2016), then I installed 365.
    This all went flawlessly.
    Was happy to see that, when launching various Office applications, all the settings were 'adopted' and in fact I could continue without having to change anything.
    This is really wonderful.

    In the 'old' scenario, in case of a fresh Windows and Office install, I had to go thru many (I mean many) windows panels and tabs and drop down menus and and ... to set everything the way I wanted.
    It is good to have screenshots of all the settings and see what exactly should be changed (tagged or un-tagged).

    Way back in Office 2003 there was a kind of Office settings backup. After a fresh install one could import the backup and roughly all settings were restored. M$ removed that tool.

    It is impossible to create a backup of all the settings.

    One way or the other, after installing 365, all settings were restored. So, the settings ARE stored somewhere, in whatever form. Where and in what form, I have not the slightest idea.

    Fact remains, what could be done with the old Office (2003), i.e. restoring settings, apparently could also be done with 365.
    Whereas this restoring settings was not available anymore in the later versions of standalone Office.
    At least not after a fresh install.

    This puzzles me.

    Where are these settings saved, in what form? (registry?)
    And
    What in case of a fresh Windows and thus fresh 365 install?
    Do I still need to go thru all the windows panels again?
    Is there a workaround when using 365?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    tfwul, Nov 10, 2018
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  2. Cortana & Office 365 Integration

    We are trying to integrate Cortana with our Office 365 subscription, but it never works. Here are the steps we have done:



    • Turned on Cortona in the Office 365 Admin portal
    • We are using Windows 10 1703 – connected Office 365 service to Cortana
    Did the same on windows 10 mobile with no luck, Cortana says its connected to Office 365, but sees no data and we are getting zero errors

    We went rough office 365 support first and tried all fo their suggestions, they kicked us over to Windows support which is currently closed.

    We are on v1703 with all updates in place, it does not work on Windows 10 desktop or mobile

    any ideas? I can give you all steps 365 support had us run through if that will be helpful

    Thank you

    Doug
     
    Douglas Clelland, Nov 10, 2018
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  3. RCoon Win User
    office 365 vs office 2013

    They are the same, 365 has less money making schemes, but dumps everything on the cloud.
    365 is online, 2013 is 100% offline.
    Also 365 will cost more in the longrun, especially if you dont upgrade for 3 years.
     
    RCoon, Nov 10, 2018
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  4. lZKoce Win User

    Upgrading from Office standalone to 365 - question about settings

    Office 2013 a.k.a Office 365 question

    Hi guys, I hope you are doing fine this weekend. I was looking into the upcoming Office 2013 suite and I have a simple question I couldn't find the answer for. Currently a preview of Office 2013 is running in the form of Office 365. Looking at the retail prices for the final versions and the differences between the packages I came to the conclusion that a stand alone edition is quite expensive and limited. Say I need one license for me, one for my parents, one for my girlfriend, anyway. So a free version of Office 365 is available now. As far as I get it, if I sign up for Office 365 Home Premium I get to install it to 5 PCs and it will be active until 60 days after the release date- that's in May, so around June-July I should be able to use the applications. What I am asking is do I need to be constantly on-line in order to use Word? Is office 365 only on the cloud service of Microsoft>? or I could be offline writing my university project? Because it says it saves the documents by default to the cloud>? Does that mean that in order to create a document my mom has to be on-line as well>?
     
    lZKoce, Nov 10, 2018
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