Users are being offered “Get the new Office” business bar to upgrade to 2016


Issue:

If your organization has not taken steps to prevent the upgrade, users will start seeing the following business bar in their Office applications:

what's new

 

Resolution:

If you would like to stop receiving this business bar and block upgrades, please take the following steps:

  1. Follow these steps to prevent the upgrade
  2. On the systems that already seeing the above business bar, edit the following registry key:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun\Updates
      UpgradePackageVersion REG_SZ   Value = 0.0.0.0

 

More Information:

When you are ready to enable upgrades simply undo the changes you made per the steps to prevent the upgrade.

 

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