Current channel and deferred channel RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Please check my understanding is correct.

    Current channel is called Monthly channel. If our company is updates conscious and company want to update with every latest release then it should choose current channel updates. 

    Deferred channel is called Sami-Annual Channel. In this channel Microsoft released updates two time a year. July and September. 

    Deferred Channel Targeted is called Sami-Annual Targeted. In this channel Microsoft released updates for Pilot users. If company want to test coming updates for the deployment then company will use this kind of channel?



    Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:32 AM


All replies

  • Hi chapter 7.

    The only "wrong" thing you've said is that the Deferred Channel (now named Semi-Annual channel) is updated is July and September: it is updated in January and July.
    You can find a detailed and comprehensive overview of the update channels for Microsoft Office 365 Proplus at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/overview-of-update-channels-for-office-365-proplus.


    Luigi Bruno

    Sunday, December 2, 2018 9:35 AM
  • Hello,

    Thanks for my correction.

    I have two more question.

    First question: For example, Microsoft release 3 updates every month. If we select current channel then every month we will receive 3 updates from microsoft.

    If we will choose deferred channel then after 6 months we will receive 18 updates?

    Second question:  I know to change deferred channel to current channel but how we can choose or use deferred channel targeted?


    • Edited by chapter 7 Monday, December 3, 2018 1:50 AM
    Monday, December 3, 2018 1:25 AM
  • Thanks for my correction.

    Hi chapter 7,

    I noticed that the above reply of Luigi has answered your original post. Then could you please help mark his post as asnswer(Click "Mark as answer") so that others who might have a similar question can benefit from your thread? 

    As regards to the additional questions, sorry but in order to keep the integradity of the thread, we usually only discuss one question per thread. Therefore it is encouraged to post a new thread for your new questions to avoid confusion. Thanks for your understanding and support.


    Yuki Sun

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    Monday, December 3, 2018 8:16 AM