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Set your Office 2016 Update Channel with Registry Key or Group Policy

Published 05/01/2016 - 19 Comments

Update: for a quick way to do this with PowerShell see: ########## As discussed in this post, Understanding Office Click-to-Run, Branches, MSI and Skype for Business Client Versions, Office 2016 Click to Run is released in 5 “Channels” (previously branches) 2 for normal users: Current Channel (previously called Current) (Current) Deferred Channel (previously Current Branch […]

Skype for Business Terminology and Definitions

Published 07/12/2015 - 1 Comment

There is a lot of jargon thrown around in Skype for Business and UC. This page is an attempt to define some key terms Skype for Business – The marketing name for the product for the Microsoft Unified Communications Platform, previously called Live Communications Server (LCS), then Office Communications Server (OCS), then Lync (who doesn’t […]

Office Insider and O365 First Release Programs, Test New Builds and Features

Published 15/11/2015 - 0 Comments

Following the success of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft Office team are following the same track with an on-going program for consumer Office subscribers (Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers). If you have a qualifying subscription, you can install the specific build branch here: which redirects you to the Insiders branch muxbranch=Insiders Once […]

How to get your Office 365 Tenant Name and Tenant ID

Published 24/09/2015 - 14 Comments

Office 365 tenant have a tenant name and alphanumeric tenant ID, often when people ask for the tenant ID, they may just want the tenant name, but either way, here is how to find both: Tenant Name Your tenant name is the name specified when you sign up in the format:, you can usually find […]