Office 365 Things You Need to Know: Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

We are at an interesting time in the world of Office 365, a time of transition. We have SKUs like Small Business Premium and MidSize Business retiring. We have a new Office version with the launch of Office 2016 on September 22nd. We have announced a new SKU, the anticipated E5 offering which adds a wealth of new capabilities around voice, conferencing, and analytics.  Transition means  both work & opportunity for partners and customers, sometimes forced and sometimes eagerly anticipated.

Whether it be a SKU transition, an up sell to a better Office 365 Plan, or a routine deployment there is not better tool to automate the deployment of Office 365 Client software  than the…

Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

The first statement I’ll make is the tool is relatively easy to use.  I would estimate in 30 minutes an average partner can have customized installations running.

Take 10 minutes or so to watch the video below to see just how easy it is to use the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-run and start integrating it into your deployment practice on the next project.

 

 

 

References:

Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-run TechNet landing page

Product IDs that are supported by the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run

Reference for Click-to-Run configuration.xml file

Download Click-to-Run for Office 365 products by using the Office Deployment Tool

Office Deployment Tool (Office 2013 version)

Office Deployment Tool (Office 2016 version)

Enjoy!

 

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Woody Walton | Partner Technology Strategist | SMD Technical Services

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