SCCM Current Branch 1702 introduces “Office 365 ProPlus Installer” (this feature was seen in technical previews).The Office 365 ProPlus installer allows you to specify your Office 365 ProPlus settings (exclude apps, update channels etc), download the Office 365 ProPlus files, create the Application, Deployment Type, and deploy the application if you choose to.
Before this feature was released, you needed to use the Office Deployment Tool (ODT) to download the Office 365 ProPlus and create an XML with the Office 365 configuration settings, then create an Application in SCCM.
This post will show how you can leverage the new Office 365 Installer in SCCM Current Branch version 1702 to create, download and deploy an Office 365 ProPlus package without having to use the Office Deployment Tool.
Open the SCCM console go to Software Library node, then expand Office 365 Client Management folder, click on the Office 365 Installer
Give it a name and content location:
You can use an existing XML with the Office 365 ProPlus configuration you have created, or manually create one using this wizard. I have chosen to manually create the XML:
Specify your settings. I have chosen the Office 365 ProPlus suite, and have chosen to exclude the old Groove OneDrive for Business client.
Select your architecture. I am using 32bit, and have chosen to use the Deferred channel.
I have said Yes to deploy the application.
Chosen my collection to deploy it to
Added my distribution point
I am deploying mine as Available
Settings here are left as default.
Click next to start downloading the Office 365 ProPlus files
After it has finished, you can now see there is now an Application created with a deployment type and deployed to the collection specified earlier.