How To , office 365 , office 365 2016 , Office 365 ProPlus , tips and tricks , | 2016/03/07 at 8:47am

How do I configure Office 365 ProPlus for download of Office 2016 or Office 2013?

Since February 23rd 2016, most Office 365 users download Office 2016 as the default version from Office 365 administrators can choose the options for which versions and applications are available on their tenant and select the default Update Channel experience for Office 2016 users when they download Office 365 ProPlus. The configuration settings are available in the Office 365 admin center under Service settings -> User software.

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For more information and assistance on managing user software please feel free to contact us.

Quick 2016 Office 365 ProPlus version FAQ:

When will the portal show the new 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus for PCs without enabling First Release?

February 2016 was slated to replace 2013 version with the 2016 version.

If my users currently have the 2013 version of Office 365 ProPlus deployed, when will they get autoupgraded to the new 2016 version?

This is a bit more complicated since there are variables here. If your users installed Office 365 ProPlus without any admin modifications (configuration.xml) or Office GPOs then they would have been autoupgraded last month.


What Operating Systems will the 2016 PC version of Office 365 ProPlus run on?

Windows 7 or higher or Windows Server 2008 or higher. Please see here for system requirements

What are some application compatibilities that I need to be aware of?

The main ones are around Visio and Project MSI/VL bits cannot be installed with the Office 365 ProPlus bits side by side. Please see more here on that.