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New update options for Office 365 ProPlus using System Center Configuration Manager

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One of the top feature requests we hear from IT admins is to use System Center Configuration Manager to update Office. To accomplish this, we streamlined the ongoing update management for Office 365 clients by integrating with Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Update service to allow a consistent process to discover, view, deploy and track available software updates—similar to how you manage other apps in your organization. Read more on Office Blogs

 

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This is a pretty big deal. If you are on older versions of ConfigMgr, check out these scripts to improve the experience: https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts/blob/master/Office-ProPlus-Deployment/...

Also check out how the update channels work. Not really a demo-rich video, but lots of great Morph-driven visuals.

 

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Note that the Admin Templates for Office 2016 (including 365) updated in May 2016.  Make sure you have the most recent ADMX templates that include the SCCM-aware update settings. 

 

Office 2016 Administrative Templates

 

I would also grab the most recent version of the Office Deployment Tool:

 

Office Deployment Tool

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