New: Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Japanese 1908 16.0.11929.20648

Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Japanese 1908 16.0.11929.20648
Change the language of Microsoft Office Menus, Display, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker

  • Abort the installation if any Office apps are running, which would block the install
    • We should not force-close apps, because data loss may occur
  • Install the Office 365 Language Pack
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Match the installation architecture with the existing Office installation (mixed architectures are not supported)
    • Match the update channel with the existing Office installation (mixed update channels are not supported)
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful
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New: Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1908 16.0.11929.20648

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1908 16.0.11929.20648
A suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, and Teams

  • Abort the installation if any Office apps are running, which would block the install
    • We should not force-close apps, because data loss may occur
  • Remove any other installations of Office
  • Remove incompatible MSI installations of Office products
  • Install Office 365 ProPlus
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Choose the installation architecture, based on the OS architecture
    • Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Suppress setting Bing as the default search engine
    • Exclude the old OneDrive (Groove.exe) client, in favor of the new OneDrive Desktop (OneDrive.exe) client
    • Exclude Teams, in favor of a standalone package where we have additional installation options
    • Enable shared computer activation, only on servers with the Remote Desktop Services role
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful
  • Enable the Excel Analysis Add-In for all users
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Updated: Lenovo System Update (Update Now)

Lenovo System Update (Update Now)
Download and install critical driver, BIOS, and firmware updates from Lenovo

Disabled a new type of forced reboot after a firmware update
Now restricted to critical BIOS, firmware, and driver updates, skipping recommended updates
Updated Lenovo System Update to version 5.07.0093, from version 5.07.0088
Updated Lenovo Thin Installer to version 1.3.18, from version 1.3.7

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Abort the installation if Lenovo System Update is running
  • Install the prerequisite: Lenovo System Update
  • Disable the collection of usage data
  • Disable Lenovo Offers
  • Download updates from Lenovo
  • Reconfigure the BIOS and firmware installers for unattended installation, only if AC power is available
  • Suppress the installation of Intel PROSet
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install updates
  • Disable Intel Management and Security Status
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New: Lenovo System Update 5.07.0093

Lenovo System Update 5.07.0093
A utility for downloading and updating drivers, firmware, BIOS, and software from Lenovo, or from your own server

  • Uninstall existing versions of Lenovo System Update older than 5.07.0088
    • While policies are applied to earlier versions, an uninstall and reinstall is required to launch System Update
  • Install the prerequisite: .NET Framework 4.8
  • Install Lenovo System Update
  • Disable the collection of usage data
  • Accept all software license agreements
  • Disable asking before closing
  • Disable the scheduled check for updates
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New: Microsoft Edge 80.0.361.57

Microsoft Edge 80.0.361.57
A web browser developed by Microsoft, using the core technology of Google Chrome

  • Abort the installation if Edge is running
  • Choose the installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install Edge
  • Disable the creation of the desktop shortcut
  • Disable the creation of the Quick Launch shortcut
  • Disable the creation of the taskbar shortcut
  • Accept the software license agreement
  • Disable the creation of the desktop shortcut on first run
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New: Google Chrome 80.0.3987.122

Google Chrome 80.0.3987.122
A web browser developed by Google

  • Abort the installation if Chrome is running
  • Choose the installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install Chrome
  • Delete the desktop shortcut
  • Accept the software license agreement
  • Disable the first run user interface
  • Disable the welcome page
  • Enable the import of bookmarks from the default browser on first run
  • Enable the import of the homepage from the default browser on first run
  • Disable the creation of the desktop shortcut on first run
  • Disable the creation of the Quick Launch shortcut on first run
  • Disable the creation of the taskbar shortcut on first run
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New: S&P Capital IQ Office Plug-in 9.44.614.3810

S&P Capital IQ Office Plug-in 9.44.614.3810
Integrate financial, market, and company data directly into your financial models.

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Abort the installation if Word, Excel, or PowerPoint is running
  • Install the prerequisite: .NET Framework 4.8
  • Choose the installer for the Capital IQ Office Plug-in, based on the installed Office architecture
  • Install the Capital IQ Office Plug-in
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New: Microsoft Driver Pack – Surface Studio 2

Microsoft Driver Pack – Surface Studio 2
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Microsoft Surface Studio 2

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Surface Studio 2 – Windows 10 1903+ 64-bit – 19.122.25411.0
    • Surface Studio 2 – Windows 10 1809 64-bit – 19.122.25467.0
    • Surface Studio 2 – Windows 10 1803 64-bit – 19.082.19473.0
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
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