check before: 2023-09-22
Azure Active Directory, Entra, Entra ID, Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft 365 Groups, Microsoft 365 suite
Mac, World tenant, Windows Desktop
Feature update, Admin impact
New improvements are coming to Microsoft 365 Apps admin center's servicing profile and inventory to reduce admin burden and help build confidence to move to Monthly Updates. This will include changes to some of your Settings, and retirement of some device selection criteria. Below is an overview of changes and potential actions you can do to prepare for change.
Overview of the upcoming changes
Servicing profiles (https://config.office.com/officeSettings/serviceprofile) will be renamed to Cloud Updates
New Updates Overview page in the Servicing section which provides a comprehensive snapshot of the update progress.
Settings like 'Exclude Groups' and 'Exclusion Windows' will be moved from the settings tab to 'Tenant Settings' Tab in Updates Overview Page
Several device selection criteria controls will be deprecated i.e., Exclusion of devices by macros and add-ins, and Inclusion of devices by groups. All of Exclusion will be supported by 'Exclude Groups' capability which will enable admins to select AAD groups which they do not want to be managed via Cloud updates.
For customers using Rollout Waves, Deployment Validation feature will provide high-confidence validation of new Microsoft 365 builds in monthly updates through statistical validation of health signals on Wave 1.
Inventory (https://config.office.com/officeSettings/inventory) will get an additional column:
Cloud update status: representing if this device is currently updated by profiles.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling out these changes in September 2023.
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