Office for Windows 10 Mobile apps update for Insiders

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Users with on the Office Insider Slow Version 17.8431 on Windows 10 Mobile have been given a preview of the upcoming August 2017 Feature Update which contains two main new features; an improvement to smart quotes in Word and the ability to insert cut or copied cells in Excel.

www.office.com/setup Blogs: “As you type text, Word automatically changes straight quotation marks ( ‘ or ” ) to curly quotation marks (also known as “smart quotes” or typographer’s quotes),” the official documentation explains. “And now with your feedback we have improved smart quotes feature. Any quote following an em dash (–) is now formatted as an open quote (rather than closed quote).”

Office Insiders are users who volunteer to test early versions of the Office apps before they’re pushed out to the main versions which are used by the general public and businesses. Have you tried these two new features yet? Share your impressions with the community in the comments below.

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What is Office 365? How is it different from Microsoft Office?

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Office 365. “Office 365” refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 includes plans for use at home and for business. Learn about Office 365 for use at home. Office 365 plans for business include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business.

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) And you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. When you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the desktop version of Office, you always have the most up-to-date version of the applications.

The Office 365 plans that are online-only are a great choice for certain business needs, and they are designed to work with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010 and Office 2007, may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality. Get more details about which Office versions are supported. NOTE: This compatibility with Office does not include the Exchange Online Kiosk or Office 365 Enterprise K1 plans.

All Office 365 plans are paid for on a subscription basis, monthly or annually.

Microsoft Office. “Microsoft Office” is the name we still use for our familiar productivity software. Office suites are available as a one-time purchase and include applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which can be installed on only one PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you can purchase the product again when the new version becomes available. The latest versions currently available for one-time purchase are Office 2016 for Windows and Office 2016 for Mac. These suites do not come with any of the cloud-based services included in Office 365.

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Google to finally stop reading your email to show ads in new play to win corporate customers

ridiculed Google’s penchant for scanning user Gmail content to show relevant ads within the web based email client, going so far as to mount a “Scroogled” campaign against the practice:

www.office.com/setup Blogs: The Scroogled campaign has since been scrapped, but the process has never sat well with some customers, including corporate users who understandably would be a little leery of having Google read their email.

Paying Google customers, like those using Google’s G Suite office software, have never been subjected to the email scanning, but some customers, or potential customers, were confused by the distinction. That has prompted Google to change the policy across the board, according to Bloomberg Technology.

Ads will continue to appear in the free version of Gmail, but instead of being tied to the content of the ads, but instead be “targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube.”

In a blog post announcing the change, which will occur later this year, Google claims “more than 3 million paying companies” of G Suite, and 1.2 billion GMail users. Those corporate clients are apparently becoming more important for the Silicon Valley giant as it seeks to build up G Suite and compete with Office 365.

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Gain complete insights with the Visio visualizations in Power BI Preview

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Starting today, you can visualize data using Microsoft Visio diagrams from within Microsoft Power BI dashboards and reports. Microsoft solutions work better together—and now, Visio and Power BI work better together than ever before thanks to the new Visio visualization. Any Visio user can sign up for the preview to start using this capability right away. The Visio custom visual is currently only supported in Power BI Service. Support in Power BI desktop and Power BI apps will come soon.

Both Visio and Power BI are highly visual and naturally complementary. With Visio, you can create illustrative diagrams, such as interconnected workflows and real-world layouts, to pursue operational intelligence. On the other hand, Power BI helps you build intuitive dashboards from various visualizations, like charts and maps, to understand complex datasets, measure KPIs and track goals—all to achieve business intelligence. Using Visio and Power BI together, you can illustrate and compare data as both diagrams and traditional Power BI visualizations in one place, driving operational and business intelligence to understand the overall picture.

With this new feature, you can import a Visio diagram from SharePoint or OneDrive for Business into Power BI. The underlying Power BI data is then automatically and intelligently linked to the diagram based on its shape properties, eliminating the need to do this manually. In just a few clicks, and without help from IT, Visio diagrams become yet another interactive Power BI visualization that can help you make informed decisions faster.

Get more out of your data using Visio and Power BI together

Consider this fictitious example: Contoso is a large retailer working to improve its inventory management. Using Power BI, the current inventory per store can be represented in a series of visualizations, including a treemap that shows stock by item (left-side chart in the image below).

Visualization of Contoso inventory with the Visio tree map displayed on the left and the Power BI data summary on the right.

The visualizations are perfect for an all-up view of inventory at this store. But what if Contoso needs more nuanced details, like sales and inventory data for specific clothing racks? What if it needs to understand where each rack is located in the store and how they are positioned relative to one another? Using a Visio diagram of the store’s layout, Contoso can overlay the data in Power BI on Visio’s clothing rack drawings. The resulting Power BI dashboard provides an accurate, up-to-date representation of overall store inventory while also giving it the ability to drill into specific items.

Visualization of Contoso inventory with Visio tree map replaced with color coded item racks linked to the inventory information from the Power BI data summary on the right.

In the animated image above, the treemap was replaced with individual item racks, color-coded and labeled based on inventory levels from Power BI data. When Tea Dresses is clicked in the Visio diagram, you quickly see that sales are very strong, which helps explain why inventory is low. Similarly, when Suit Coats is clicked in the Power BI bar chart, you see the item is well below its sales target and inventory is still high. You also can see that the suit coat rack is located in a back corner of the store, making it less accessible to customers. Based on this information, the Contoso team might decide to use more rack space for tea dresses and less for suit coats, or reposition the racks for greater accessibility.

Visio visualizations in Power BI offer detailed insights for nearly any diagram type, including:

  • Flow charts for identifying interdependencies.
  • Fishbone diagrams for root-cause analysis.
  • Organizational charts for assessing the impact of hierarchies on process decisions and people management.

Visio flowchart illustrating a sample home loan approval process for a bank.

Visio flowchart illustrating a sample home loan approval process for a bank. Using the Power BI charts, the bank sees that actual ticket response times for performing property risk assessments are higher than expected. In the Visio diagram, that process step is highlighted in red and, because it’s so early in the process, could affect other steps in the future if the ticket processing issue isn’t resolved soon.

Fishbone chart showing that poor working conditions.

Fishbone chart showing that poor working conditions—specifically excessive noise and temperature, which are highlighted in red in the Visio diagram—are the root cause of diminished product quality. The diagram relies on the employee ratings of operational categories depicted in the Power BI charts on the right.

Dashboard showing how certain people and departments, illustrated by the Visio hierarchy diagram in the upper left, affect different organizational processes.

Dashboard showing how certain people and departments, illustrated by the Visio hierarchy diagram in the upper left, affect different organizational processes. In this case, the marketing and sales department is over budget on tele sales and tele call efforts, all of which are highlighted in red.

New in Office 365 security and compliance—June update

Enhancements to threat protection visibility and controls

Office 365 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) were designed to keep your organization protected against cyber-attacks while supporting end-user productivity. The Office 365 team continues to enhance both EOP and ATP by offering deeper insights and more flexible controls. This month, we are introducing the following new capabilities:

Threat Protection status report—New reporting for ATP and EOP that adds visibility into malicious emails detected and blocked for your organization. This supplements the recently introduced reports in the Security & Compliance Center for ATP Safe Attachments.

The Projection status report is displayed in the Security & Compliance Center and is showing information associated with ATP safe attachments, Anti-malware engine, ATP safe links and ZAP.

Threat Protection status report.

Enhanced quarantine capabilities—Now all emails classified as malware from both EOP and ATP are quarantined. This builds upon the existing quarantine experience by allowing administrators to review and delete emails from quarantine.

New ATP Safe Links Policy features—Four new features build upon the Safe Link policies.

  • Per-tenant block list—Provides the administrator the ability to block specific URLs.
  • Email wildcarding for domains and handles—Enables you to save time by writing partial domain/handle names.
  • Split Safe Links policies—Allows Safe Links policies to be customized for specific user lists in the organization, including groups, individuals and divisions.
  • Expanded character limit for URLs—Enables blocking/allowing URLs with longer character lengths.

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Safe Links Block URL list.

Additional details on these new features can be found in the Microsoft Tech Community, as well as on the EOP and ATP product pages. EOP is offered across our enterprise E1, E3 and E5 suites. ATP is offered as both a standalone SKU or as part of E5.

New features streamline your compliance process using Office 365

Businesses around the world must be able to keep and protect important information and quickly find what’s relevant to continue to meet legal, business and regulatory compliance requirements. At Microsoft, we know how demanding and complex compliance can beand have recently released several new eDiscovery and Data Governance features in Office 365 to support your compliance needs. These features include:

Optical character recognition in Advanced eDiscovery—Extracts text from image files or objects within the files, significantly reducing the amount of manual remediation work required to analyze image files.

Rights management (RMS) decryption in Office 365 eDiscovery—Automatically decrypts RMS-encrypted email messages at export time when you choose the MSG Export option.

Unified case management—Provides a consistent user interface spanning the eDiscovery capabilities in Office 365, from core to advanced, which helps to reduce potential human errors by streamlining eDiscovery case definition and eliminating several steps in the process.

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Unified case management in Advanced eDiscovery.

Visit the Microsoft Tech Community for more details about the new eDiscovery features. Unified case management and RMS decryption are included with Office 365 E3. Optical character recognition is included with Advanced eDiscovery in E5.

Announcing general availability of Supervision capabilities in Office 365 Advanced Data Governance

Many organizations have the need to perform supervision of employee communications. This need stems from internal security and compliance guidelines, or from regulatory bodies such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In both cases, failure to have a demonstrable supervision process in place could potentially expose organizations to liability or severe penalties.

To address this need, we’ve released the new Supervision feature in Office 365 Advanced Data Governance. Supervision covers not only email communications, but also third-party communications streams, such as Facebook, Twitter, Bloomberg and many more. Visit the Microsoft Tech Community for more details about the general availability of Supervision.

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Supervision policies in Office 365 Advanced Data Governance.

Supervision is part of Office 365 Advanced Data Governance, which is available as part of Office 365 E5 or the Office 365 Advanced Compliance SKU.

Windows Information Protection now supports Office desktop applications

In August, we announced our support of Windows Information Protection (WIP) for Office mobile apps on Windows tablets and phones, to help prevent accidental business data leaks while letting users maintain control over their personal data by designating content as “work” or “personal.” We’re pleased to announce we have expanded support for WIP to include the Office 365 ProPlus desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Skype for Business. This will help provide more comprehensive protection of your business data on Windows 10 devices. To read more about WIP, check out our Microsoft Tech Community blog.

SIEM connector—now available for Office 365 Advanced Security Management

A year ago, we announced a way for you to get greater visibility and control over Office 365 with Advanced Security Management (ASM). Since then, we have added new features to help you better determine shadow IT activity. We also enhanced control over third-party appsconnected to Office 365. After these updates, we started hearing that some of you were looking for a way to export alerts to other systems that are integrated into your existing workflows. Today, we are releasing a solution that supports centralized monitoring of ASM alerts with your security information and event management (SIEM) software. Integrating with an SIEM allows you to better protect Office 365 while maintaining your organization’s security workflow, automate your security procedures and correlate between your cloud-based and on-premises events.

There is no additional cost for an SIEM connector for ASM; you just need to have Office 365 E5 or the ASM add-on. To learn how to setup the ASM SIEM connector, please read “SIEM integration with Office 365 Advanced Security Management.”

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Configuration screen for ASM SIEM agent.

Join the Security, Privacy and Compliance Tech Community

These new features help broaden and enhance the scope of security and compliance capabilities within Office 365. Join our Security, Privacy and Compliance Tech Community to further evolve your organization’s security and compliance with these services and learn and contribute to security, privacy and compliance best practices. The Tech Community is a great resource to communicate and learn from your peers—as well as offer your insights on the growing importance of security, privacy and compliance.

New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium help you run and grow your small business

  • Microsoft Connections—A simple-to-use email marketing service.
  • Microsoft Listings—An easy way to publish your business information on top sites.
  • Microsoft Invoicing—A new way to create professional invoices and get paid fast.

We’re also introducing the Office 365 Business center, a central place where you can manage these business apps and get an end-to-end view of your business. In addition, we’re adding MileIQ, the leading mileage tracking app, as an Office 365 Business Premium subscription benefit. These new services—along with the recently added Microsoft Bookings and Outlook Customer Manager—help you win customers and manage your business.

Connections, Listings, Invoicing and the Business center are rolling out in preview over the next few weeks to Office 365 Business Premium subscribers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, starting with those in the First Release program. MileIQ Premium is available to all Business Premium subscribers in the U.S, U.K. and Canada effective today.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these products.

Microsoft Connections—Drive more sales with simple email marketing tools

Email marketing can accelerate sales, but getting started can be overwhelming. With Microsoft Connections, you can easily create professional-looking email marketing campaigns with pre-designed templates for newsletters, announcements or customer referrals. You can also provide simple ways for people to join your mailing list or unsubscribe.

As your mailing list grows, you can manage your subscribers by creating segments to efficiently target specific groups of customers. Performance charts and subscriber activity updates track open rate, clicks, new sign-ups, new customers, offer redemptions and unsubscribed numbers for each email campaign, so you can see what is and is not working.

Image showing the analytics of two recent email campaigns pulled from Connections. A mobile device, with the email sent, is also shown.

Microsoft Connections is available on the web, and on mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Microsoft Listings—Get your business discovered online by new customers

Getting your business listed online is a great way to be discovered by prospective customers, but it can be time consuming to set up your online presence, keep information like business hours up-to-date and monitor performance across sites. Microsoft Listings makes it easy to publish and manage your business listing on Facebook, Google, Bing and Yelp.

Image showing the Listings welcome screen with business contact information and map. The analytics for Google, Facebook, Bing and Yelp is displayed below the business information.

Microsoft Listings includes a web dashboard that lets you easily monitor ratings and reviews.

When you update your business profile in Microsoft Listings, the changes automatically populate across Facebook, Google and Bing. And what’s more, you can monitor online views and reviews of your listings across sites from a single dashboard. This makes it easier to understand feedback from your customers and strengthen your online reputation.

Microsoft Invoicing—Get paid fast with hassle-free invoices and online payments

Getting estimates and invoices out on time, tracking pending payments and processing payments quickly are critical to keep things running smoothly. But it can tedious and confusing to keep track of information in different systems of record or even on paper. Microsoft Invoicing helps you quickly create professional-looking estimates and invoices, so you get paid quickly.

Images showing the Invoicing app opened and displaying an invoice. A mobile device, showing the list of invoices and the status is also displayed.

Microsoft Invoicing is available on the web, and on mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Microsoft Invoicing works with PayPal, so you can accept credit and debit cards online. A connector to QuickBooks lets you sync customer and catalogue data, and transfer invoicing information to your accountant.

Manage from one place with the new Office 365 Business center

The Office 365 Business center brings Bookings, Connections, Listings and Invoicing together in a central location—so you have easy access to your business apps and data. It features a unified dashboard where you can view key metrics from all the business apps, including total outstanding invoices, the number of appointments scheduled, the impressions across Facebook, Google, Bing and Yelp, and the number of new subscribers and sent campaigns.

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Office 365 Business center lets you access via the web.

The Business center includes an activity feed, so you can see the details of what’s happening within each of the apps—making it easy to keep up-to-date on new customer appointments, invoices and payments being created or updated by the employees in your business. The activity feed also provides suggestions on what actions to take next, such as alerting you that a payment is overdue and it’s time to resend an invoice.

Because the new business apps are built to work together, you don’t waste valuable time setting up connectors or transferring data manually. A contact in one business app is automatically recognized in another, so you don’t have to input data multiple times. As a business owner, you also have full control over who on your team gets access to which business apps and related information.

MileIQ—The smarter way to track your miles comes to Office 365 Business Premium

If you drive a personal car for work purposes such as customer sales visits, partner meetings or trade conferences, you know that tracking and reporting your miles for tax deduction or expense reimbursement can be a hassle. That’s why we’re pleased to add MileIQ—the leading mileage tracking app on iOS and Android—as a benefit of your Office 365 Business Premium subscription.

MileIQ offers a simple, smarter way to track your miles—with automatic drive detection and mileage logging, easy one-swipe classification as business or personal, and comprehensive reporting. MileIQ has already helped over four million customers save time and money—saving customers $6,900 on average per year in deductions or reimbursements, and 2 hours a week of time spent logging drives. You can log unlimited drives every month with the MileIQ Premium subscription that you get with Office 365 Business Premium. MileIQ is currently available to subscribers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

Try the new services and let us know what you think

We are excited to get your feedback as you use these new services in your Office 365 Business Premium subscription. Here’s how to get started:

  • Connections, Listings, Invoicing and the Business center—These are rolling out in preview over the next few weeks to Office 365 Business Premium subscribers in U.S., U.K. and Canada. Once they are activated in your account, you’ll see a Business center icon on the welcome screen after you sign in. Just click the icon to get started. If you want early access, please visit our support page to learn how to join the Office 365 First Release program. As you use the apps, let us know what you think by providing feedback in our feedback forum.

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Announcing the public preview of the Office 365 Adoption-Content

Announcing the public preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in PowerBI

Understanding how your users adopt and use Office 365 is critical for you as an Office 365 admin. It allows you to plan targeted user training and communication to increase usage and to get the most out of Office 365.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the public preview of the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI, which enables customers to get more out of Office 365.

 

The content pack builds on the usage reports in the Office 365 admin center and lets admins further visualize and analyze their Office 365 usage data, create custom reports, share insights and understand how specific regions or departments use Office 365.

It gives you a cross-product view of how users communicate and collaborate making is easy for you to decide where to prioritize training efforts and to provide more targeted user communication.

Read the blog post on Office blogs for all details:

https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/22/announcing-the-public-preview-of-the-office-365-adoption-content…

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If you have questions, please post them in the Adoption Content Pack group in the Microsoft Tech Community. Also, join us for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session, hosted by the Microsoft Tech Community on June 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. PDT. This live online event will give you the opportunity to connect with members of the product and engineering teams who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback. Add the event to your calendar and join us in the Adoption Content Pack in Power BI AMA group.

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MICROSOFT TEAMS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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www.office.com/setup Blogs: This topic lists the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.

NOTES:

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.
  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

 

GENERAL SHORTCUTS

To do this Press
Show keyboard shortcuts Alt+/
Go to Search Alt+E
Start a new chat Alt+N
Open Help Alt+H
Open Settings Alt+G
Go to the next section Ctrl+F6
Go to the previous section Shift+Ctrl+F6
Close a dialog or move the focus back Esc

 

NAVIGATION SHORTCUTS

To do this Press
Open Activity Alt+1
Open Chat Alt+2
Open Teams Alt+3
Open Meetings Alt+4
Open Files Alt+5
Go to the previous list item Alt+Up arrow key
Go to the next list item Alt+Down arrow key
Go to the previous tab Alt+Left arrow key
Go to the next tab Alt+Right arrow key

 

MESSAGING SHORTCUTS

To do this Press
Move the focus to the compose box C
Expand the compose box Alt+X
Send a message when the compose box is expanded Ctrl+Enter
Open the emoji menu Alt+Q
Attach a file Alt+A
Start a new line Shift+Enter

 

CALLING SHORTCUTS

To do this Press
Accept a call Ctrl+Alt+A
Decline a call Ctrl+Alt+D
Start an audio call Ctrl+Alt+C
Start a video call Ctrl+Alt+V
Mute or unmute audio Ctrl+Alt+M
Turn video on or off Ctrl+Alt+O
Switch to or exit full screen mode Ctrl+Alt+F

MS OFFICE ZERO-DAY EXPLOITED IN ATTACKS – NO ENABLING OF MACROS REQUIRED!

www.office.com/setup Blogs: A new zero-day flaw affecting all versions of Microsoft Office is being exploited in attacks in the wild, and no user is safe – not even those who use a fully patched Windows 10 machine.

Even worse: targets do not have to anything except run a malicious file in order to get compromised, as the exploit doesn’t require them to enable macros or do anything else.

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THE VULNERABILITY

The existence of the flaw was revealed by McAfee researchers on Friday, and confirmed by FireEye researchers on Saturday. The latter shared details about it with Microsoft weeks ago, and were waiting to publicly reveal the flaw once Microsoft pushed out a patch. The patch is still to be released.

“The root cause of the zero-day vulnerability is related to the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), an important feature of Office,” McAfee researchers noted.

The flaw is exploited through a specially crafted Microsoft Word RTF (Rich Text Format) file, which contains an embedded OLE2link object. The object instructs Word to send a HTTP request to a remote server controlled by the attackers, to retrieve from it a malicious .hta file masquerading as a RTF file.

.hta file is an executable, and in this case it loads and executes a malicious script that closes Word(i.e. the winword.exe process), downloads additional payloads, and starts Word again and shows a decoy document.

“Because .hta is executable, the attacker gains full code execution on the victim’s machine. Thus, this is a logical bug, and gives the attackers the power to bypass any memory-based mitigations developed by Microsoft,” the researchers explained.

THE ATTACK

Who is leveraging this zero-day is unknown. According to FireEye researchers, the exploit “downloads and executes malware payloads from different well-known malware families.”

The booby-trapped Word documents are being delivered to victims as attachments in emails, but none of the researchers mentioned anything specific about them. McAfee says that the attacks have been going on since late January.

Hopefully, Microsoft will push out a patch this Tuesday. In the meantime, users can protect themselves by not opening any Office file that they aren’t positively sure they are coming from a trusted location or entity, and by enabling Office Protected View. Apparently, the exploit can’t bypass the protection offered by that feature.

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HOW TO INSTALL MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER IN OFFICE 2016/OFFICE 365

www.office.com/setup Blogs: Microsoft Office Picture Manager was included in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, but not in Office 2013. Users had hopes that it would be in Office 2016/Office 365, but it is not. Fortunately, the same zero-cost technique that works to install it with Office 2013 also works with Office 2016/Office 365.
In a previous article here at Experts Exchange, I explained how to install Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2010 with Office 2013. This was necessitated by Microsoft‘s removal of Picture Manager from the Office 2013 suite — it had been included in Office 2003, Office 2007, and Office 2010. Many users, this author included, had high hopes that the folks at Microsoft would include it in Office 2016/Office 365, but they did not.Microsoft‘s position on this is that Windows Photo Gallery (previously called Windows Live Photo Gallery), which supersedes Picture Manager, has the same functionality as Picture Manager, and more. Whether that’s true or not, many users still prefer Picture Manager, and if you went straight from Office 2010 (or earlier) to Office 2016/Office 365, you may be surprised and disappointed to find that it is missing. This article explains how to install Picture Manager with Office 2016/Office 365.

Having mentioned Office 365, let’s take a detour on that. Office 365 has a subscription (recurring) licensing model, while Office 2016 has a perpetual (one-time) licensing model. Currently, one of the Office 365 subscriptions (Office 365 Business Essentials) has only web versions of the Office modules, while the other Office 365 subscriptions (Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Home, and Office 365 Personal) have both web versions and Office 2016 desktop versions. The various plans contain different Office modules and have different costs. I am not documenting the plans or even providing URLs in this article, as I expect Microsoft to change the plans and the links over time. When you’re ready to move forward with an Office 365 subscription, a web search for “office 365” will certainly find the latest plans and prices. In the meantime, if you want to experiment with a free, one-month trial of Office 365, including the Office 2016 desktop apps, I published two video Micro Tutorials here are at Experts Exchange that should be helpful:
How to get a free trial of Office 365 with the Office 2016 desktop applications
How to install the Office 2016 desktop applications that come with the free trial of Office 365 Home

While many of the Office 365 subscriptions currently (and surely will in the future) contain desktop versions of Office 2016 modules, Picture Manager is not currently (and almost surely will not be in the future) included with any Office 365 subscriptions. This, of course, makes perfect sense, since it isn’t even an Office 2016 module! However, installing it as described in this article will work alongside both the web and desktop versions of the Office 2016 modules that are part of Office 365 subscriptions.

Back from the Office 365 detour, let’s continue with the installation of Picture Manager. As mentioned in my previous article, Picture Manager is a component of SharePoint Designer 2010, which is available as a free download at the Microsoft site:

32-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16573

64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24309

The 32-bit/64-bit distinction refers to the bit-level of your Office applications, not the bit-level of your Windows. For this article, I used my system that contains the 32-bit Office 2016 apps that were installed as part of the Office 365 subscription in the two video Micro Tutorials mentioned earlier (on 64-bit Windows 7).

Note that Picture Manager is not a component of SharePoint Designer 2013. Furthermore, Microsoft announced at the Ignite 2015 conference that there will not be a SharePoint Designer 2016, i.e., SharePoint Designer 2013 is the final release of that product. This means that SharePoint Designer 2010 is the last version to contain Picture Manager.

After downloading the correct bit-level for your Office environment, run the SharePoint Designer 2010 setup program. You will see the license agreement, which I recommend reading in its entirety, but the key term is this:

1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.

Acceptance of the license agreement will result in a legal installation of Picture Manager, i.e., one that is in license compliance.

Continue with the setup wizard and you’ll see this:

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Click the Customize installation button and in the Installation Options tab, click the drop-down arrow in all three main areas under Microsoft Office, selecting Not Available:

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After selecting Not Available in all three main sections (Microsoft SharePoint Designer, Office Shared Features, Office Tools), you’ll have this:

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Now Expand Office Tools by clicking the plus sign and you’ll see Microsoft Office Picture Manager. This is the only component that you need to install. Click the drop-down arrow next to Microsoft Office Picture Manager and select Run from My Computer, causing the red X to disappear. Then click the Install Now button:

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The installer will run and you will receive the installation completed dialog:

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Here’s what my Office program groups looked like before the Picture Manager installation:

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Here’s what they look like afterwards:

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There’s a new Microsoft Office group next to the Microsoft Office 2016 group and it contains MicrosoftOffice Picture Manager, which works alongside the Office 2016/Office 365 applications:

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Article Update on 15-January-2017: My thanks to reader Roberto Bertolini, who was kind enough to provide some screenshots showing what happened during his installation on Windows 10. First, here’s his screenshot of the Installation Progress dialog:

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Second, here’s his screenshot of the dialog showing the choices for the update settings:

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Third, here’s his screenshot of the W10 Start Menu with the new Picture Manager program group:

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Thanks again to Roberto for sharing. I’ve updated the article in the hopes that it will help other members during installation.