If your organization has Macs, chances are that you also have Microsoft Office desktop apps to ensure maximum productivity for your users.
As of September 24, 2018, Microsoft Office 2019 is now available to deploy to your Mac users! This means that your users will need to upgrade to take advantage of the latest features. Using Jamf to deploy Office 2019 is quick and painless whether your organization is large or small.
For many years, Microsoft has created a great installation experience for IT and end users, and Office 2019 is no exception. For Office 365 users, download the latest version of the installer by logging into Office 365 and selecting “Install Office” on the Office home page. For those who purchase Office 2019 as a one-time purchase, you’ll receive your installer directly from Microsoft or from your reseller.
Both Jamf Now and Jamf Pro can be used to deploy Office. If you simply want to ensure that Office is deployed to your end users, check out the Jamf Now Plus plan. We’ve created some great tutorials in the Jamf Now Help Center to walk you through uploading and deploying macOS packages.
Regardless of which product you use, using Jamf to deploy Office 2019 will ensure a smooth install or upgrade without disrupting your users; even if they are already using the apps while the deployment occurs.
If you’ll be attending next week’s Jamf Nation User Conference, be sure to stop by the Managing Office 2019 for Mac session to hear from members of Microsoft and Jamf on best practices for deploying and updating Office for Mac, how to easily change from volume licensing to Office 365 subscriptions, and discover dozens of manageable settings for Office and how to deploy them with Jamf Pro.
Can’t make the conference? Be on the lookout for a blog recap of the Office for Mac JNUC session on Wednesday, October 24.