No auto update of Office 365 Solved

  1.    14 Oct 2016 #1

    No auto update of Office 365

    I have updates set to "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" but it is not updating Office 365. I have to manually do the updates??
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  2.    14 Oct 2016 #2

    Office 365 has its own separate update mechanisms outside the Windows Update environment. It updates when it runs, usually in the background. You'll only know it's there if it encounters problems and informs you about them. Here's an article from MS Support that explains how this works: When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365? - Office 365.
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  3.    14 Oct 2016 #3

    That doesn't explain why its not included in "other Microsoft products" in the updates.
    (Just being hard headed).

    I used to have Office Professional 2003. Updates for that (even long after it was obsolete) were included in Windows updates.
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  4.    14 Oct 2016 #4

    Read EdTittle's MS link. Updates to 365 are done at the server level, just like Win10 Updates that download and install in the background. If you want to know your version, open any Office app, Click File/Account. Under Product Info, your version number is listed. In the same box is a drop down menu for Update Options. Here, you can force an update or repair but it's best to let Office 365 take care of it on it's own on a rolling basis (meaning some users get it before others, like 10Anniv). I have Office 2016 Pro and like your 2003 and my prev 2010, updates are delivered thru Windows 10 Update so I can see where you can get confused. Hope this helps make things clearer.
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  5.    15 Oct 2016 #5

    I see, but don't understand why. If its a MS program (and Office 365 has the same versions as MS Office) why can't it be delivered like other MS products?
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  6.    15 Oct 2016 #6

    fireberd said: View Post
    I see, but don't understand why. If its a MS program (and Office 365 has the same versions as MS Office) why can't it be delivered like other MS products?
    My guess is it's linked to the on-line only versions of 365 , to avoid having people using differing versions whether on-line only or PC side , it only checks the update servers for it when you run the apps and they log in on-line to check the licence.

    It's also a good way for them to check you're running a valid licensed copy before sending you the updates.
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