Install the latest version of Office 2016
New developer features, including those still in preview, are delivered first to subscribers who opt in to get the latest builds of Office.
Opt in to getting the latest builds
To opt in to getting the latest builds of Office 2016:
- If you're an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriber, see Be an Office Insider.
- If you're an Office 365 for business customer, see Install the First Release build for Office 365 for business customers.
- If you're running Office 2016 on a Mac:
- Start an Office 2016 for Mac program.
- Select Check for Updates on the Help menu.
- In the Microsoft AutoUpdate box, check the box to join the Office Insider program.
Get the latest build
To get the latest build of Office 2016:
- Download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool.
- Run the tool. This extracts the following two files: Setup.exe and configuration.xml.
- Replace the configuration.xml file with the First Release Configuration File.
Run the following command as an administrator:
setup.exe /configure configuration.xml
The command might take a long time to run without indicating progress.
When the installation process finishes, you will have the latest Office 2016 applications installed. To verify that you have the latest build, go to File > Account from any Office application. Under Office Updates, you'll see the (Office Insiders) label above the version number.
For information about the minimum product builds for each platform for the API requirement sets, see the following: