Perform a Customized Install of Office 2019 Programs on Azure VM Desktop

While it is straight forward to install the entire Office 2019 Suite using a downloaded ISO file to a PC desktop, this is how to install only select programs of the Office 2019 Suite.

Office 2019, like Office 2016, is a Click-To-Run installation process, with no customization allowed on a basic install. All of the programs in the Office 2019 Suite are installed – including Publisher, Access, Skype for Business etc. Once the installation is complete, the extra unnecessary programs cannot be uninstalled, since the option is no longer available in the Control Panel using the ‘Change’ option. Change is not active – it reverts to only giving the Repair options now.

Complete Installation of all ProPlusOffice 2019 Suite – 8 programs:


Review of ‘Visual Paradigm Online’ for Azure Architectural Diagrams

Visual Paradigm Online is another online drawing platform in our series on reviewing various web apps as alternatives to Visio and PowerPoint, for creating Azure Architectural Diagrams. As in the other online drawing programs that we’ve been reviewing, Tim Warner’s Azure IaaS drawing was used as the vehicle to test the ease of use, the pre-loaded current Azure Icon Set and other features noted here.

VP Online UI with completed drawing:

NOTESource of diagram:

This is Tim Warner’s Visio drawing re-done in VP Online. Replicating a detailed drawing like this helps to discover the platform’s functionality, ease of use, as well as some of  the other review details outlined here.