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Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

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Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Will M050 add support of office 2013? We will be upgrading office long before we upgrade to 10.2.

Thanks,

Wayne

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Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Per the Windchill Planned Future Support document (http://www.ptc.com/WCMS/files/69784/en/PTCWindchillFuturePlatformSupportSummary3414.pdf) Office 2013 is not planned to be supported with 10.1

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

As Lori states, DTI for Office 2013 is not supported with 10.1, however we do seem to be able to use it without issues so far with 10.1 M040. How much longer I will be saying that remains to be seen.

As Microsoft pedal their O365 licence in the cloud model, it means more and more people will be constantly using the very latest version of Office. If PTC continue to be months and years behind in terms of DTI support this potentially poses a problem. I would be interested to hear PTC's view on this issue.

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Thanks Lori, I have seen that document. I was hoping PTC would add support in future datecode releases for 10.1. It appears to already work with Office 2013 and as I think most of us know Office is updated much more often than Windchill. If PTC expects us to use Windchill for a document control tool they need to do a better job of incorporating newer versions into currently supported platforms. Many people stay on Windchill for many years while Office could update much more frequently.

Wayne

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Wayne, Darren,

I've forwarded this concern over to product management, and I'll keep you posted on what I find out.

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Hi,

PTC is currently in the process of evaluating whether or not support for Microsoft Office 2013 can be enabled at Windchill 10.1_M050. I'm assuming this request is regarding Windchill Desktop Integration since the browser interface has no specific dependencies on the version of Office being used. I will post an update as soon as more information is availble.

-Scott Morris

Windchill Document Management Group

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

This is great news. And you did a very good presentation at PTCLive.

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Thanks. I thought a software demo would be a little more exciting than an hour of slides for this session

I have just confirmed with PTC QA that Microsoft Office 2013 is included in the Windchill 10.1_M050 validation matrix. Assuming there are no show-stoppers, PTC will be providing support for Micorosft Office 2013 in Windchill 10.1_M050.

I have submitted a request to have the 10.1_M050 Software Matrices and the Future Platform Support documents updated to reflect this change. Hopefully it will be live in a week or two.

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Scott,

What about visualisation of Office 2013 docs in Windchill 10.1 - ie PDF publishing?

Will the publishing system be able to run the Office 2013 PDF conversion with Adobe Live Cycle and the Creo View Adapters - I suspect that there might be an issue with this.

We are currently still having to run Office 2010 on our Publishing worker for this reason. It seems to do an OK job of publishing 2013 docs that users upload to Windchill, but I would like to be able to run Office 2013 on the PDF worker if possible.

Interested to hear your thoughts on this...

Rgds

Gary

Re: Windchill 10.1 and Office 2013

Hi Gary,

I think PTC can't officially support publishing office 2013 until Adobe LiveCycle supports it.

http://helpx.adobe.com/livecycle/help/livecycle-es4-supported-platforms.html#Software

I'm curious - did you ever run into this error while publishing office 2013 on your PDF worker CS165052 ? We're slated to go to Office 2013 soon and also start using PDF publishing so I'm wondering what you've experienced. I know you said it was "OK", but I'm just wondering how bad the hiccups were :-). I could delay the office 2013 rollout if it's too bad.

thanks

adam