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Microsoft 365 Apps will be updated to Monthly Enterprise Channel on all your Office devices

Hi All

Saw an article from MS about O365 automatically changing the channels to Monthly Enterprise from Semi-Annual (unless you opt out).

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/DeployOffice/other/devices-updating-monthly-enterprise-channel

Also states that, o365 will be configured to get updates automatically from the internet.
Now my question is, if an organisation currently manages O365 updates via SCCM, what happens here? We choose which updates gets deployed to the client machines. How is Microsoft automatically changing the channels here, if we don't opt out?

Thanks
DM

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Hi, @DavidMoon-1992

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

If an organisation currently manages O365 updates via SCCM, Microsoft 365 Apps clients receive updates from the Configuration Manager instead of Office CDN.
We can choose Semi-Annual channel or Monthly channel according to our requirements.

How is Microsoft automatically changing the channels here, if we don't opt out?

The change to Monthly Enterprise Channel will mostly happen in the background while your users are using their Office apps. The next time they close all their Office apps, the change to Monthly Enterprise Channel will be completed. If they keep their Office apps open all the time, after three days they’ll receive a message letting them know that they need to close Office to apply updates, which will then finish their change over to Monthly Enterprise Channel.



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Hi @AllenLiu-MSFT

Thanks for the reply.
So are you saying that, if an organisation is using SCCM to manage O365 updates, they will not be impacted with this new change Microsoft is putting in?

Thanks
DM

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Yes, that's my point of view.

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