How to deploy Office 365 with Intune

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As part of a move away from standard OS deployment with SCCM toward Windows Autopilot with Intune, one of the usual key component is managing the installation of Office 365. Intune provides a built-in way of creating the application.

While the end result will remain the same as other methods of installing Office 365, one of the great benefits of using this method is that it can automatically install the latest build available for the chosen channel, without a need for administrative modifications.

In this post, we will detail how to prepare Office 365 application with Intune.

This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that will be published in the following weeks. In the next posts, we will cover the following subjects :

Prepare Intune Office 365 client app

  • Browse to Intune/Client apps
Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Select Apps and choose Add
Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Select Windows 10 under Office 365 Suite
Intune Office 365 deployment
  • First, let’s choose the use the Configuration designer or Enter XML data, to use a custom XML file like it was done without Intune.
Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Next we configure the various information, including the Suite Name
Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Select the Office apps to be included or excluded from the installation.
Important Info

Remember that OneNote 2016 is to be deprecated in favor of the modern app.

Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Next, we can select the channel, architecture, and other important configuration, just like it was done with the Office configuration tool
Important Info

If you wish to convert an actual 32-bit installation to 64-bit, you will need a provide the configuration via the Enter XML data wizard. See our post about changing 32-bit to 64-bit for help on the XML configuration.

Intune Office 365 deployment
  • Once completed, the app can be assigned just like any other applications.
Intune Office 365 deployment

Intune Office 365 deployment

When using this deployment method, it will take advantage of the Enrollment status page when using Windows Autopilot. This means that computer being configured by Windows Autopilot will prevent a user from login in until Office is actually installed on the computer.

Intune Office 365 deployment

Otherwise, the end-user experience will be the exact same as using SCCM to deploy Office 365.

Intune Office 365 deployment

For more details, see Microsoft docs

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