At the end of July 2022, Jeremy Chapman, Director at Microsoft, answered some of the top questions for Office and Microsoft 365 app deployment and servicing. If you are running Office 2016 or earlier versions, here are the best options to configure Office for deployment and how to predictably manage updates for newer versions, regardless of your number of users.
The importance of updating your Office and Microsoft 365 Apps today
The Office installation packages have been replaced with Click to Run. Security Update Status provides a 360-degree view of all connected devices, which is not yet available in Endpoint manager.
More control over visibility
Microsoft 365 for Enterprise allows customers to better configure and customize core Office app experiences, installation, and policy management across applications in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center.
You can read more about the end of Support for Office 2013 and more applications, here.
If you have any further questions about how this will affect your organization or are looking to move to a newer version of this product, please contact us. Our Microsoft licensing specialists are here to help you.