Microsoft announced that they would be improving the update experience for Microsoft 365 Apps. Previously, users always received pop-up notifications informing them that they needed to update their apps, which sometimes led to disruptions , especially when they were working on something.
But all of that is about to change as Microsoft has built in an optimization that will automatically perform these updates for you, ultimately ensuring that users will continue to have access to advanced app improvements, extended support, and more. to safety.
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With this improved update experience, updates will be performed when your device is idle or in locked mode. Moreover, this is regardless of whether the apps that require updates are running or not. Microsoft referred to this as a ‘keyed update’ that works on Click-To-Run technology.
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With the Update Under Lock feature, you won’t have to worry about losing your work when Office apps automatically update. It will only make those updates when it’s “safe” to do so, then restore any apps it closed during the update, all within four seconds.
There are no administrative controls for this feature. Microsoft always optimizes your update experience, and this carefully tested feature hides under the hood to make your life easier.
Also be sure to check out Microsoft’s Blog for more security and command information and who this feature affects. Share with us your thoughts on this new update experience for Microsoft 365 Apps in the comments section.