Updates Coming Feb 2016: Understanding the new servicing options for Office 365 ProPlus

By: Microsoft Mechanics
Date: 09/22/2015 | Size: 0 | Type: Video

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Update - Feb 9, 2016: Based on your feedback, we’ve changed how we refer to our update branches. The name changes are as follows:

• Current Branch is now called Current Channel
• Current Branch for Business is now called Deferred Channel
• First Release for Current Branch is now called First Release for Current Channel
• First Release for Current Branch for Business is now called First Release for Deferred Channel

Only the names are changing. The servicing model for each of these channels remains the same. We are in the process of updating our content, so you will continue to see the previous naming during this transition.

Office 2016 will appear for many Office 365 users in February 2016 and you can control how, when and if these updates are applied. In this episode we explain the new Office 2016 servicing options and when feature updates will appear for your users. We recommend Office 365 admins get familiar with this process and update timelines.

In this demo, Jeremy Chapman explains changes to how Office receives updates with the release of Office 2016, including:

- How the current update model works with Office,
- New options for deferring feature updates while still receiving security updates, and
- The controls you have for managing Office software updates

For more demos like this, visit http://www.office.com/mechanics

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