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MAU 3[edit]

MAU Channels[edit]

Starting with the release of MAU 3.3 in December 2015, MAU understands 4 channels:

  • Internal
  • External
  • Production
  • Custom

Internal[edit]

The Internal channel will be builds 2 weeks prior to production. The Internal channel will remain undocumented with no GUI but you can set it via a plist pref 'ChannelName'

defaults write com.microsoft.autoupdate2 ChannelName -string 'Internal'

External[edit]

The External channel will be a week prior to production. In MAU 3.4 which will release in January, there will be a checkbox to opt into the Insiders program which will set the channel to External.

defaults write com.microsoft.autoupdate2 ChannelName -string 'External'

To disable the checkbox and prevent end users from subscribing to the Office Insider program:

defaults write com.microsoft.autoupdate2 DisableInsiderCheckbox -bool TRUE

Production[edit]

(self explanitory, more info to come later about release cycle?)

Custom[edit]

Setting the ChannelName to 'Custom' will enable another pref called 'ManifestServer' where you can point to your own server.


References[edit]

https://macadmins.slack.com/archives/microsoft-office/p1448548334002032

https://macadmins.slack.com/archives/microsoft-office/p1450416999005107