Office 365 Client Update Branches Renamed


Onur Dogruoz

Hello Cloud Partners,

I have covered O365 update branches in a separate blog post back in October. Please visit Office 365 Things You Need To Know- Office 365 Client Update Branches to learn about the update branches and how to configure clients.

As of yesterday, based on the feedback we have received from our customers, Microsoft decided to rename the Office 365 Update Branches.

  • 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

Please note, this is only a naming change and servicing model remains unchanged. You may continue to see previous naming on various sites until they are being updated to reflect the latest.

Please also take a look at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) "Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade" course from the experts at Microsoft Virtual Academy. You can access the course here:  Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade


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