Best practices: Download XML files for cloud managed

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Cloud Managed deployments will rely on Office CDN as a content source and therefore will not create download XML files. However, in the case that they decide at a future date to host the content in an on premises source location, the following download XML files could be used.

Cloud Managed would need download XMLs for the following packages:

Package
Languages
Office 365 ProPlus Semi-Annual Channel 32-Bit
1 language
Office 365 ProPlus Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) 32-bit
1 language

Cloud Managed expects Monthly Channel users to self-provision and self-manage. All applications will be included during the install.

Example download XML files

The following are the Cloud Managed example download XML files to download Office 365 client source files.

Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel - 32-bit

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Broad">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
         </Product>
    </Add>
</Configuration> 

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being downloaded
Channel="Broad"
The channel build of Office 365 ProPlus being downloaded
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being downloaded
Language ID="en-us"
The language being downloaded for Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus - Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) - 32-bit

<Configuration>
    <Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Targeted">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
            <Language ID="en-us" />
         </Product>
    </Add>
</Configuration> 

XML download file breakdown

Component
Explanation
OfficeClientEdition="32"
The architecture of Office being downloaded
Channel="Targeted"
The channel build of Office 365 ProPlus being downloaded
Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"
SKU of Office 365 ProPlus being downloaded
Language ID="en-us"
The language being downloaded for Office 365 ProPlus