M365 Changelog: Microsoft 365 Apps admin center: Cloud Update is now generally available


Cloud Update is now generally available in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center, enabling admins to prepare for Copilot and manage updates more efficiently. It will roll out worldwide by late April 2024, without impacting organizations already using it. For more information, visit the provided links.

MC785028 – Coming soon: Cloud Update will be in general availability in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center. Cloud Update is an all-inclusive capability to help admins quickly get their organization Copilot ready while meeting all of their Microsoft 365 App update management needs.

When this will happen:

General Availability (Worldwide): Microsoft will begin rolling out late April 2024 and expects to complete by late April 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

There is no impact of this change on organizations. If you are already using Cloud Update, you will no longer see Preview tags on the Cloud Update features.


  • When should I enable Cloud Update?

To get Copilot ready, Microsoft recommends you move all devices to the Monthly Enterprise Channel and/or Current Channels and manage the devices with Cloud Update. Also, to track update progress across Monthly Enterprise Channel and Current Channel devices of your environment in one aggregated view and benefit from upcoming new features, select Enable Cloud (or Finish Enabling Cloud for existing Monthly Enterprise Channel Profile users).

Learn more: Overview of cloud update in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center – Deploy Office | Microsoft Learn

To enable cloud update today, go to the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center at https://config.office.com

  • Will enabling Cloud Update impact any of my other settings and controls?

If you are enabling Cloud Update for the first time, all devices in your Monthly Enterprise Channels and Current Channels will be onboarded to and managed by Cloud update. If you want to separately manage a subset of devices, first enable Cloud Update, and then use Exclude devices to remove them from Cloud Update.

  • If I want to go back to managing updates with another tool, can I deactivate Cloud Update?

Yes, if you decide that Cloud Update does not suit your organization’s requirements, the Deactivation feature in the channel profile settings allows admins to deactivate management of devices for either or both of Monthly Enterprise Channels and Current Channels in three simple steps. Learn more: The Deactivation section in Overview of cloud update in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center – Deploy Office | Microsoft Learn

Microsoft highly recommend that admins enable Cloud Update with confidence and move all devices to Monthly Enterprise Channels and/or Current Channels for accessing Microsoft 365 Copilot, to more quickly receive the latest collaboration experiences and productivity enhancing features and fixes, and to significantly reduce admin burden and management costs. Please share your feedback on the changes with the Give Feedback button in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center (office.com).