Office 365 (O365) updates come with latest features, security patches, and bug fixes for Office 365 subscribers. These updates are important to keep your Office apps up and running seamlessly. This document provides all you need to know about Microsoft Office 365 updates.
Office 365 is an online subscription service which lets you access all the Office apps like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneDrive and more. Office is a productivity software which can be used to store all your works in the cloud and access it anywhere on your desktop or mobile phone. We all know that for the best performance, we need the latest version of the app by updating it whenever an update is available. So, you can either choose to install Office 365 Updates manually or you can install the latest office 365 updates using an automated software.
Before looking at the various ways in which you can install updates, let us take a look at how to check for updates in Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365.
Automatic updates for Office 365 upgrade is enabled by default. To check, navigate to File --> Account in any of the Office apps such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Under Office updates, check if the statement "Updates are automatically downloaded and installed" is present. If it isn't present that means the automatic updates are not enabled. To enable the same, click on Update Options --> Enable Updates.
You can manually install the latest Office 365 Updates by following any of the below-mentioned methods.
There are three ways to install Office 365 Updates manually:
To install Office 365 Updates follow through the steps given below.
Once you click on Update Now, that particular Office app will start to get updated with the latest update released.
This method is exclusively for those users who aren't able to find the Update Now option under the Update Options drop-down menu. To know how to install the latest Office 365 Updates by enabling updates, follow the steps given below:
Once you click on Enable Updates option, you'll be able to view the Update Now option under the Update Options drop-down menu. So now you can follow the steps mentioned under the first method and install the Office 365 updates.
If you want to know how to check for the latest updates of Office 365, follow the steps given below:
If the version specified under this section matches with the version found on the Office support website, it means your Office app is up-to-date.
With the growing network and the increasing number of attacks every day, it's tedious to keep all the systems in your network updated regularly. This is where the need for automation arises - Automation is the key. Patch Manager Plus, a user-friendly software patching tool provides complete automation with the Automate Patch Deployment or APD feature. This feature is aimed at covering all of your business requirements which suits all enterprises of varying sizes.
Besides automating the whole patching process, this software patching tool offers flexible deployment policies to meet all of your needs. You can customize and configure with the given options to deploy patches on your preferred time and day, choose when to reboot/ shutdown, decide when to skip deployment and many more. You can tweak every minute detail to deploy the updates the way you wish to.
So now let's dive into the APD feature and get to know it works.
Once you click on Save, your APD task is created. You can patch Office 365 updates automatically by following the above-mentioned steps. If you want to know about how to create an APD task in detail, go through the Automate Patch Deployment document.
With an automated patching tool like Patch Manager Plus, constantly checking for updates is no longer required. So enterprises can focus on actual business activities to bring in more revenue and benefit their organization. The APD feature has been designed keeping all of this in mind.