After that, the next step — downloading the updates — starts.
Only the files that are different are copied down to a Download folder on the local computer, and they're downloaded in a compressed form. The size of the download depends on several factors, such as how many security and other updates are released in a given month, and which version of Office 365 Pro Plus you're updating from.
CBB works slightly differently: business will be able to defer one four-month update, but Furthermore, there will be no Long Term Servicing Branch equivalent, the Windows 10 branch eschewing all but security patches over long periods of time.
The Current Branch will effectively serve as the Office guinea pigs, whilst Current Branch for Business can watch from the back row, until unexpected issues are solved.
Feedback and user experience from Current Branch will guide the overall Office 2016 experience, and will be used by Microsoft to fix issues before they become problems.
, volume license owners could only access their download on October 1.
I made a jolly nice table detailing when you should expect your Office 2016 update: The First Release option is available to those users or organizations under the Current Branch for Business, wishing to gain immediate access to the latest versions of Office 2016, new features If your organization is signed up to the First Release program, or you have Office 365 Business, Business Premium, or Small Business Premium, you’ll be able to download new Office 2016 apps ahead of your scheduled release date.