That’s because Deferred Channel is made available only a few times a year, instead of every month.
Deferred Channel is the default update channel for Office 365 Pro Plus.
The primary purpose of this update channel is to give pilot users and application compatibility testers in your organization a chance to work with the upcoming Deferred Channel release.
During this time, you might identify possible issues that you need to fix with your line-of-business applications, add-ins, or macros or that you want Microsoft to fix.
For more information, see Overview of update channels for Office 365 Pro Plus.
Summary: Helps admins plan how to upgrade their existing Office 365 Pro Plus deployments to the Office 2016 version Audience: IT Professionals Office 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft’s productivity apps, such as Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook.
You can provide the Office 365 Pro Plus users in your organization with the new and enhanced features of Office 2016 by upgrading those users from the Office 2013 version of Office 365 Pro Plus to the Office 2016 version.
Before you upgrade your users to the Office 2016 version, we recommend that you review the following information so that you can develop a plan of how best to upgrade your existing Office 365 Pro Plus installations.
Some of the key steps in the planning process include the following: With any new software release, you should review the system requirements to ensure that your computers meet those requirements.
For example, for Office 2016, the minimum requirements are now 2 GB RAM and 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
Another important change to be aware of is that Outlook 2016 doesn’t support connecting to Exchange Server 2007.
In Office 2016, you can control how fast your users receive feature updates to Office 365 Pro Plus.
One choice is a monthly update to Office 365 Pro Plus, which can contain new or updated features, security updates, and non-security updates, such as updates that provide stability or performance improvements for Office. If your organization doesn’t want to deploy the latest features of Office right away or you have a significant number of line-of-business applications, add-ins, or macros that you need to test with Office, than Deferred Channel might be the better choice for your organization.