The huge advantage of Microsoft Office 365 is that subscribers can receive new product updates and features as they become available via the Cloud. This ensures they are always using the most up to date tools, and also eliminates the need for costly software version updates that you would require with standalone software applications.
Office 365 subscribers (with admin rights) can choose how the business receives these updates. There are two options to select;
All Office 365 updates are thoroughly tested and evaluated for performance and scalability before they are released to the public. For more significant updates, Office 365 subscribers are initially notified by the Office 365 public roadmap, which indicates a timeline. As an update gets closer to rolling out, it is communicated through your Office 365 Message Centre which all admin users have access to.
The update is then applied to users who have selected First Release. Once it is determined that the feature is ready for broader release, it’s applied to everyone else, including users who have selected Standard Release.
Selecting bulk users
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Things to note: It can take up to 24 hours for the changes to take effect in Office 365. If you opt out of First Release after enabling it, your users may lose access to features that haven’t reached the scheduled standard release yet. The Office 365 updates described in this blog apply to Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online. They do not apply to Skype for Business and related services.
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