Best practices: Managing reference material

The Best Practices Guide includes deployment recommendations and real-world examples from the Office 365 Product Group and delivery experts from Microsoft Services. For a list of all the articles, see Best practices.

The following articles provide deeper technical information on specific areas of the Manage phase that are not covered in depth in the customer scenarios.

Frequently asked questions

How does Office 365 ProPlus update? Does it leverage WSUS like previous Office versions did? How does it detect that updates are available?

Overview of the update process for Office 365 ProPlus

How are update settings applied, and how are they managed? Can I use Group Policy to manage Office 365 ProPlus updates?

Choose how to apply updates to Office 365 ProPlus

Configure update settings for Office 365 ProPlus

What update notifications will users see?

Reference: End-user update notifications for Office 365 ProPlus

Can I switch update channels if needed?

Best practices: Channel management

How do I rollback to a previous build of Office 365 ProPlus if needed?

Best practices: Channel management

How do I implement Office 2016 ADMX and ADML files?

Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

How can I use System Center Configuration Manager 1602+ to manage Office 365 ProPlus updates?

Manage updates to Office 365 ProPlus with System Center Configuration Manager

What change management should I be aware of with Office 365 ProPlus?

Change management for Office 365 clients

What training or resources can I provide my IT teams, help desks, and end users to prepare for Office 365 ProPlus?

Best practices: Links for administration education

Best practices: Links for helpdesk and end user training