Some time ago I wrote a very detailed and long blogpost on how you could control the Office 365 Pro-Plus version and update channel through the ADMX-Backed policy functionality within Microsoft Intune. Today this is not needed anymore and a easier solution is available. The Version and Update Channel of the Office 365 Pro-Plus Click-to-Run client can now be controlled through the ‘Administrative Templates’ policy type which is currently in preview. In this blogpost I will explain how you configure the new and easy way!
Control Office365 Pro-Plus version/channels with IntuneStandard
With Microsoft Intune we can control the Windows 10 Update rings by using the Software Updates policies. For the Office365 Pro-Plus installations this is a different story, at this moment we are not able to configure this through a GUI policy within Intune. In my current project it’s one of the requirements to control and enforce the update channels of the Office365 Pro-Plus installations. I was discussing this requirement with my colleague Peter van der Woude and he challenged me to check if this was possible through ingesting a Office ADMX policy file. My answer was: Challenge Accepted!
Scenario: Using both Intune Device and App Based Conditional Access – conclusionStandard
Last week I visited IT/DEV Connections in San Francisco. During this week I visited some great sessions and I talked to some great people. During the last day I visited the sessions of Simon May (PM within the Intune team of Microsoft). I discussed the Conditional Access scenario where I wanted to combine both App and Device Based Conditional Access. During this discussion we together both concluded that this scenario must now be possible. With this blogpost I want to provide an update on this scenario.
Controlling Office365 ProPlus channels during Installation with IntuneStandard
A couple of weeks ago Microsoft added a new app type in Intune. With this new App type we can deploy Office365 ProPlus very easy to our MDM Managed workstations. My colleague Peter van der Woude has written a great blogpost about how you can configure this new App type and how this works for the admin and the user. You can find his blogpost here. With this blogpost I want to focus on controlling the Office365 channels with this new app type. I’ve multiple customers where we want to configure and have control over the Office365 ProPlus update channels during the installation of Office365 ProPlus.