Upgrading from Office 2016 to Office 2016 365

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We orignally had Office 2016 installed on many of our machines. Now we want to migrate from Office 2016 to Office 2016 365 so we have some of the newer features. If you do just a normal install of Office 365 will it upgrade the instlation or do we need to uninstall and reinstall?

 

thanks

 

Alan

 

1 Reply
Hi Alan,

Unfortunately you would need to reinstall office on these machines, however to save a full download of office onto each computer you can save time and bandwidth by using the Office Deployment Tool.

Guide: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-the-Office-2016-Deployment-Tool-bb5b62d9-1168-4...
Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=49117

Please note that you can use this for both Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 365 Business you would just need to modify the configuration.xml

Let me know if you need any further assistance with this process, it sounds complicated but just follow each of the steps on the above link and it is relatively painless :D