Office 365 app installer versions

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Is there a good master list of which versions of Office apps -- especially those purchased through Office 365/Microsoft 365 -- use a Click-to-Run installer and which use an MSI installer? I'm trying to get clarity on when a license change is going to require an Office reinstall on workstations.

 

I've found a lot of info, but it's kind of confusing to piece it together, especially since a lot is from before the recent changes to the O365/M365 plans.

 

This article seems to suggest that all plans now use Click-to-Run installers, but that contradicts what I was told by a Microsoft rep, and doesn't help with earlier deployments anyway.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/troubleshoot/installation/product-ids-supported-office-de...

 

Anyway, it's all a little perplexing and I'm wondering if there's anything that can help demystify it for me.

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@Ted Sinclair 

 

Hi, all M365 plans will use the click to run installers.  However, should you wish to push a customised install of Office to users, then you may download an MSI package and deploy it through the Office Deployment tool - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/overview-office-deployment-tool