Office 365 Required Deployments on 1706
Prompt for required deployments O365 deployments in 1706.
When running a deployment that is available from Software Center we get the new prompt as expected. If the deployment is required and the deadline hits Office and Skype are closed without warning and the update is started.
Either revert to the old reboot required method for at deadline installs or add a prompt that Office applications are about to close when the deadline reached.
I feel like this should be a client setting (option) for the update behavior:
1. A restart flag is set and the update is installed after the computer restarts. (Pre 1610 behavior).
2. The client receives pop-up and in-app notifications, as well as a countdown dialog, prior to installing the update.. (1706).
I think this is related to scheduled task:
\Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates
And the registry:
chris mackintosh commented
agreed this is happening to me as well on 1706 it sucks
Rob S commented
Yes, this is terrible end-user-experience to just shut down the Office apps without warning. Users should get a prompt that Office needs to be updated and that the applications will close.