The Home Use Program marketing site is updated for Office 2016. This is where you’ll find presentations to learn about HUP whether you’re a user, executive or Benefits Administrator, and also where you can download marketing materials such as flyers, newsletters and web banners to help you promote HUP in your organisation.
Find this useful site here – http://bit.ly/1WgyuZi – and choose your language and country at the right hand side.
The feature updates for Office 365 ProPlus are managed in a similar (but not quite the same) way as for Windows 10.
There’s a Current Branch and Current Branch for Business, but no Long Term Servicing Branch – if you want a static version of Office then you’ll need to deploy Office Professional Plus 2016.
There is, however, a First Release for Current Branch for Business to give organisations a chance to evaluate the CBB build before deployment.
There are some good explanations and diagrams in this TechNet article – it’s definitely worth a look: http://bit.ly/1Ov0l8Q.
The Home Use Program FAQ site is updated for Office 2016.
- if you have Office 2013 HUP you must uninstall before installing Office 2016, and
- you can’t install Office Professional Plus 2016 if you have Office 365 (including the trial) installed.
Find the full FAQ here: http://bit.ly/1GCAXWM.
There are two updated Volume Licensing Briefs for October 2015: “Licensing Office 365 ProPlus in VL” and “Licensing Microsoft Office Software in VL”.
There are no major changes, the documents are just updated for the removal of the Office Multi Language Pack as an SA benefit – it’s now included with the licence, and the possibilities of Shared Computer Activation – including running Office 365 ProPlus in Azure.
Get the briefs here: http://bit.ly/MSvlbriefs.
If you’ve got Office 2016, are you allowed to install a subset of the applications?
This Microsoft article (http://bit.ly/1OQrDXg – see question 6) confirms that the ability to install individual applications is not available with Office 2016.
Today is the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows and there are details in this Microsoft blog post on the new features that you can expect: http://bit.ly/1NRcRzd.
Office 2016 for Mac is also available as a one-time purchase for the first time – since its launch in July it has only been available to Office 365 subscribers. And, as if that wasn’t enough, 2016 versions of Project and Visio are available too.
Microsoft announce that Office 2016 for Mac is now available. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, and is available today to qualifying Office 365 subscribers and as a one-time purchase option in September.
Read the official announcement here: http://bit.ly/1UFyG6A.