Manage Office 365 ProPlus updates with System Center Configuration Manager
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)
This article contains information about new functionality introduced in version 1602 of System Center Configuration Manager (current branch). To use the new functionality, you must install the 1602 update. If you have not updated to the most recent version of Configuration Manager, you can download the documentation for the version you use from the TechNet Gallery.
System Center Configuration Manager has the ability to manage Office 365 client updates by using the software update management workflow. When Microsoft publishes a new Office 365 client update to the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN), Microsoft also publishes an update package to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). After Configuration Manager synchronizes the Office 365 client update from the WSUS catalog to the site server, the update is available to deploy to clients. For more information, see Overview of Office 365 ProPlus.
Workflow to deploy Office 365 updates
The following list provides a general workflow to deploy Office 365 updates:
Verify the requirements for using Configuration Manager to manage Office 365 client updates
Configure software update points to synchronize the Office 365 client updates. Set Updates for the classification and select Office 365 Client for the product. You might have to synchronize software updates at least one time before the Office 365 Client product is available to choose and you need to synchronize software updates after you configure the software update points to see the updates in the Configuration Manager console.
Enable Office 365 clients to receive updates from Configuration Manager.
Deploy the Office 365 updates to clients.
For detailed steps, see Manage Office 365 client updates with System Center Configuration Manager.