‘Update Now’ gone from Office backstage after build 1708 when configured to update through SCCM.

Starting on Version 1708 the ‘Update Now’ from the Office 365 Application backstage is no longer visible if the Office installation is also configured to receive updates through SCCM. This change was implemented so that Users cannot bypass administrative configuration settings around updating Office. Prior to Version 1708: At Version 1708 and greater you will…

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How big was this month’s Office ProPlus update?

Office 365 updates are designed to be very network bandwidth friendly. There is Binary Delta Compression that occurs so long as the machines are staying current and Office has built in throttles to prevent every machine from trying to update at the same time. However, IT admins will sometimes still need to monitor the size…

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Office 365 ProPlus User Activations Management

Office 365 ProPlus User Activations Management(Authored by Shubham Gupta, Program Manager) User Management Admin and Global Admin roles can now view and manage users’ O365 ProPlus Desktop Installations. When a user is unable to install office, most likely because they have exhausted their allowed installs; the user would call the IT Admins to help troubleshoot…

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Using the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

When installing Office ProPlus Click-to-Run, Microsoft has created a tool to assist with the downloading and deploying of the various Click-to-Run products. This blog walks through how to use and customize the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run. Step 1. Download the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117 Running the officedeploymenttool.exe produces a Setup.exe and…

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