How to install M365 Apps for Enterprise with Intune, a super-easy guide on installing and managing M365 Apps for Enterprise / Office 365 with Intune.
How to Install M365 Apps for Enterprise With Intune
In Microsoft Endpoint Manager / Intune, go to Apps -> Windows and click Add. Select Windows 10 under Microsoft 365 Apps.
Intune will automatically fill out the App suite information form with the relevant information for Microsoft 365 Apps for Windows 10. I choose to not feature the app in the company portal as I intend to assign it as required and not assigned.
Select your Office apps. I choose Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams and Word. Do not select OneDrive (Groove) as it is deprecated and end-of-life very soon.
I want my endpoints to update on a monthly cadence and select the Monthly Enterprise Channel to ensure they receive stable updates that are well tested. Selecting this will also switch any existing M365 Apps installation to the Monthly Enterprise Channel if they are currently using a different update channel.
Selecting the option to remove other versions ensures that any other version of M365 Apps / Office 365 will be removed before this version is installed. This is also a good way of upgrading 32-bit versions to 64-bit versions to M365 Apps / Office 365.
I do not use shared computer activation, and I accept the Microsoft software license terms on behalf of my users. That ensures they do not see the EULA the first time they open the application.
I prefer to not install the background service for Microsoft search in Bing on my endpoints.
The last option we have is to select any additional languages for M365 Apps that we want to install together with this installation.
Go ahead and assign the app to a group of users or devices. I usually create a required assignment for M365 Apps for Enterprise as I consider it an application that is part of my main baseline. Select assigned if you want your users to trigger the installation themselves from the Intune Company Portal. Review + create to complete the M365 apps for Enterprise with Intune.
The beauty of managing M365 Apps with Intune is that the app will maintain and update itself. Unlike with Configuration Manager / SCCM where you have to download the updates and deploy them to your devices, the devices managed by Intune will automatically download the updates from Microsoft or peer from a nearby device whenever updates are released.
That is how I install and manage M365 Apps for Enterprise with Intune. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or thoughts.