A number of knowledgebase articles have been updated recently that are interesting reading if you’re looking to understand how Microsoft Office works under App-V, and the limitations if you deploy Office in this method. If you’re already not aware, Office delivered by Click-to-Run is actually a modified version of App-V under the hood. There’s also an overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010 worth reading.
Articles that detail limitations and workarounds that have been updated recently include:
- Click-to-Run: Known issues
- In Office Click-to-Run 2010, some functionality is unavailable, or an Office add-in does not run correctly
- When Office Click-to-Run 2010 is installed, Microsoft Word is not listed as an application when you right-click an .htm file or an .mhtml file and then click “Open with”
- You cannot use the “send to” feature of an external application together with Office Click-to-Run for Outlook 2010
- Office 2010 Click-to-Run compatibility with add-ins
- “This product must be installed to Q:” error message when you try to install Office 2010 that is delivered by Click-to-Run
- How to use command-line switches in Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
There’s even an article on getting into the virtual environment (which is good for a laugh):
For even more articles on Click-to-Run, start with this search on the Microsoft Support site.
Although some of the same limitation don’t apply if you are creating your own App-V package for Office, these articles are still worthwhile resources.