Ed's Blogue

MS Office 2016 to be released on September 22


Microsoft announced today that Office 2016 will be available beginning September 22 [with volume license customers beginning October 1st].

Office 2016 will follow a similar update cycle as Windows10 with the Current Branch and Current Branch for Business structure. Beyond the new deployment and management options, the new Office also adds support for data loss prevention across the Office 2016 applications, multi-factor authentication and other mission critical control capabilities.

Also added are deployment support for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to help control network traffic when deploying updates and new reports on Office activation and usage available in the Office 365 administration portal.