In this article, I will try to cover how monthly updates for Office 365 ProPlus can be managed in your environment as a follow-up on my article on how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

First, I would like you to think as the monthly releases as builds, rather than updates. The builds are provided monthly, contains security, non-security changes and are cumulative. You are always at most one update away from the latest build.

Around 1 year ago, Office IT Pro Blog released the following two articles covering how to manage updates at that point; Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1 and Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2.

Since then there has been some updates that can ease this process, I will also cover how to implement a solution that covers roaming users. The articles above doesn’t take roaming users into consideration and you could end up with roaming users downloading big amounts of data over an slow/expensive WAN link.

So let’s set the scenario.
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One of my most popular blogposts of 2014 was Customize Office 365 ProPlus Installation, and I see that many search terms on how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager (SCCM) ends up on this posting. That is why I decided to write up a how-to guide on how to deploy Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager.

This Step-by-step guide describes how to prepare, add and deploy Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (SCCM). I also share some tips on how to configure Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for a seamless user experience.

Download the complete guide here in PDF format.

2014 in review

Posted: January 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

In this post I’m not going to explain how to create a Compliance Item and Baseline for that you can review this post; Configuration Manager 2012 Compliance Baseline to Disable Adobe Air Automatic Updates.

Below you will find scripts for Discovery and Remediation of Paint.NET automatic updates.
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In this post I’m not going to explain how to create a Compliance Item and Baseline for that you can review this post; Configuration Manager 2012 Compliance Baseline to Disable Adobe Air Automatic Updates.

Below you will find scripts for Discovery and Remediation of Notepad++ automatic updates.
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