Finally, Microsoft Teams will be introduce into Office 365 ProPlus… Microsoft Teams will be introduced into the;
- February Monthly Channel; the
- March Semi-Annual Channel Targeted (SAC-T); and
- July Semi-Annual Channel (SAC)
But will automatically
Now the million dollar question, how is it being introduced?
As a Consultant that has delivered and spoke about Office ProPlus for a number of years, I do have concerns about how it’s going to be introduced and here’s why.
Office 365 uses the (CDN) Content Delivery Network for providing updates to all the Office ProPlus products, is it not the case with Microsoft Teams.
The update mechanism is completely different as the client is delivered by good old MSI so this will bring a number of questions and challenges to start;
- What version of Office am I running?
- What version of Teams am I running?
DoesTeams need updating?
- I have this weird problem but my colleague
doesnt, is it version related?
- etc.. etc…
However, if they integrate Microsoft Teams into the CDN it is definitely the way forward and also allows the customer to exclude Teams in the configuration.xml (if this is a requirement). It is very early days and I am sure more information will be released in due case but until then I am looking forward to
“Teams will automatically be installed for users who already have Office 365 ProPlus in the future.” So if you’re not using Microsoft Teams today Microsoft
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