Administering Office 2016 for Mac, Part III: Managing Updates

Speakers: William Smith

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Learn about security changes and supporting new features in Outlook 2016 as well as management controls introduced in Microsoft AutoUpdate 4.0.

Description: Let’s discuss improvements made this past year to Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) that allow administrators the flexibility to manage and silently update Office 2016 applications. Then let’s talk about what’s coming in MAU 4.0 and how administrators can integrate these new features with management systems like Jamf Pro and munki.

We’ll address questions like:

  • To autoupdate or not autoupdate?
  • What controls do administrators have to manage updates?
  • How do I build a MAU caching server? Do I need one?
  • How do I build a collateral server to manage versioning?
  • What’s coming in MAU 4.0?
  • How can administrators integrate MAU 4.0 into their management systems?

    About the speakers

    William Smith (Twitter: @meck) – Professional Services Engineer – Jamf

    Bill has worked in the computer technology field for more than 20 years in the enterprise as well as a consultant and trainer. He is currently a Professional Services Engineer with Jamf headquartered in Minneapolis and serving education, enterprise and government clients.

    In April of 2003, Microsoft awarded him as an MVP for his online support of others in the Microsoft communities, recognizing him in his area of expertise in Macintosh and Windows integration and later Office for Mac. He has worked internationally to support Macintosh computers and integrate them with Active Directory, Exchange and Office 365.

    Bill has spoken at Jamf Nation User Conference, MacIT, MacTech, Penn State MacAdmins and other conferences, written for MacTech Magazine and is co-author of the second edition of the Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide. He is also a co-founder of Twin Cities Mac Admins, a community supporting all things Apple from Education to Enterprise.

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