Technical Guides

[Whitepaper] Product Provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS Best Practices

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning Office 2016 for macOS document is hot off the press!   This whitepaper provides best practices for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS.  Using easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, it walks you through leveraging custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions, and products.   Concepts demonstrated in this white paper can be extended to deploy additional non-store applications from other 3rd party software vendors.


Product Provisioning Office 2016 for macOS Overview

The guide kicks off with an introduction of VMWare AirWatch and the Product Provisioning feature. Then it explains the value of product provisioning, promoting it as a solution for large or complex deployments of non-store applications.  It also lays out the use-case parameters for which the document illustrates a solution.

Skip Splash Screens with Custom Settings XML

Learn how to skip the first-run splash screens by creating a custom settings profile with custom XML.

Custom Settings XML Payload for macOS
Custom Settings XML Payload for macOS
Report Devices Running Microsoft Office 2016


Learn how to control delivery of Office 2016 for macOS by creating a custom attributes profile payload .  Use custom attributes to exclude devices with the application already downloaded from product assignment.

Configure Files and Actions for the Product Application Suite

Learn about the essential elements of product provisioning – files and actions – and how to configure these essential elements. Files and actions serve as the product’s building blocks. For Product Provisioning, files refer to a literal file, and actions refer to a behavior associated with a specific file.

Files Actions for VMware AirWatch Products
Files and Actions are the building blocks for AirWatch Product Provisioning
Create the Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Product

Configure the product with step-by-step instructions.

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