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    Office 365 Updates

    Office 2016 is NOT the same as Office 365

    Some of you may not know that O365 gets regular extra monthly [or 6-monthly] development upgrades, which means that it has gradually diverged from the stand-alone O2016 over the past 2 years. You can read about all the main updates to 365 since O2016 launched on Preston Gralla's very useful…
    Office 365: A guide to the updates
    …which Preston keeps up-to-date after each month's 365 updates.

    Semi-Annual Schedule

    Looking at various MS pages, it looks like:
    365 ProPlus for Business defaults to a 6-monthly update, in January & July.
    Admins can get early pre-releases of these for testing, in September & March.

    Overview of update channels for Office 365 ProPlus

    How to switch from Semi-Annual Channel to Monthly Channel for Office 365 ProPlus

    Security updates and bug fixes will continue to be delivered each month to all.

    June 2018 Updates

    MS' June 7th email to 365 subscribers lists these latest updates:

    Share a OneNote 2016 for Windows notebook with other people
    Applies To: OneNote 2016

    3D animation effects in PowerPoint
    Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint Online

    Editor is your writing assistant
    Applies To: Word for Office 365, Word 2016, Outlook 2016
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    July 2018 Updates

    Chat with co-authors while you edit
    Applies To: Excel for Office 365, Word for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, More...

    One-click fixes for accessibility issues
    Applies To: Excel for Office 365, Word for Office 365, Outlook for Office 365, More...

    Add visual impact with icons and Scalable Vector Graphics
    Applies To: Excel for Office 365, Word for Office 365, Outlook for Office 365, More...

    Title your slide with a pen
    Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365

    Also…

    Invite others to join a group by sharing a URL or sending an email with an embedded link.
    New in: Outlook 365

    In Task Boards, go to Manage Sprints to add and remove sprints as your project evolves.
    New in: Project 365
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    Don't forget the updates you receive depend on the servicing channel you are in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    Office 2016 is NOT the same as Office 365

    Some of you may not know that O365 gets regular extra monthly development upgrades, which means that it has gradually diverged from the stand-alone O2016 over the past 2 years. You can read about all the main updates to 365 since O2016 launched on Preston Gralla's very useful…
    Office 365: A guide to the updates
    …which Preston keeps up-to-date after each month's 365 updates.

    June 2018 Updates

    MS' June 7th email to 365 subscribers lists these latest updates:

    Share a OneNote 2016 for Windows notebook with other people
    Applies To: OneNote 2016

    3D animation effects in PowerPoint
    Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint Online

    Editor is your writing assistant
    Applies To: Word for Office 365, Word 2016, Outlook 2016
    Thanks for the information. All along I have treated both office365 and 2016 to one and the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Don't forget the updates you receive depend on the servicing channel you are in.
    Thanks Joe, I overlooked that. I updated the OP to reflect what I think the situation is.
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