For more information about Patch Management Solution for Windows implementation, see IT Management Suite Release Notes for the version that you require.
Microsoft Office 2019 products use virtualization and streaming Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) technology. Microsoft uses the Click-to-Run method of downloading and updating Office 2019 products. The click-to-Run method differs from the traditional Windows Installer-based (MSI) method in the following way:
You do not need to download the whole Office product installer, and then update it to the current version with patches and service packs. With Click-to-Run, you download a single executable program that lets you initiate Click-to-Run streaming and application start processes. You can start using the product while the rest of it is being downloaded in the background to a network or HTTP share (the default location is Microsoft CDN). When you open an application that is not yet downloaded and installed, Click-to-Run immediately downloads it from there and installs it on the client computer.
By default, Click-to-Run products are updated automatically on client computers. You can disable automatic updating or invoke updating manually in the Office menu. During the update process, the Office updater service (ClickToRunSvc) connects to the network location that stores the full image of the latest version of Office and then downloads only the updates for the Office components that are installed in your environment. Thus the download size depends on the number of the installed Office components and the number of the Office files to be updated.
For more information, see Deployment guide for Office 365 ProPlus.
Starting from February 2019, the patch management metadata for Windows release 7.3 contains the following Microsoft Office 2019 software products:
For more information, see the Microsoft article Update history for Office 2019.
Patch Management Solution provides software bulletins for supported Microsoft update channels.
Note: A separate bulletin is available for each date when Microsoft Office 2019 Volume updates are released. Microsoft Office 2019 Retail updates share the bulletin with Microsoft Office 365 monthly updates.
The naming scheme for the bulletins is as follows:
You use these bulletins to create a software update policy that delivers and installs Microsoft Office 2019 updates to the appropriate computers. You create the software update policy with the Distribute Software Updates wizard.
The requirements and limitations listed in the article, Deploying Microsoft Office 365 updates with Patch Management Solution, are also applicable to Microsoft Office 2019 updates.
Note: When you import the latest patch management metadata for Windows and check the Microsoft bulletin on the Import Patch Data for Windows page, all Microsoft software is selected by default.
To include only Microsoft Office 2019 updates in the patch management metadata import for Microsoft software, perform the following steps: