‘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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Lync 2013 Shortcut Icon doesn’t change to Skype for Business after updating Lync to Skype for Business.

Issue: When customers install Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI or Lync 2013 MSI standalone and use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to change the default Start Menu Shortcut path, after installing the April 2015 update for Office which transforms Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2013, the shortcut for Skype for Business will remain as…

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New Group Policies introduced with the April 2014 update of Office 2013 Click-to-Run

Background: The SP1 for Office 2013 Click-to-Run introduced some new update capabilities to the product.  In order to manage these new features, four new Group Policy settings were introduced with the April 2014 update for Office 2013 Click-to-Run   Requirements: In order for these four new policy settings to work, you will need to have at…

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