Service Updates

Office 365

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2017-12-19

This topic does not apply to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet. To learn about service updates, see Get technical, billing, and subscription support for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

To find out about Office 365 features that have just released, or are about to be released, check out the Office 365 Roadmap.

Updates and upgrades are rolled out to customers based on many factors, such as geography, language, data center, and subscription. This means that not all updates are available immediately to existing customers.

With Targeted release, your organization or a set of your users receive a select set of service updates approximately one week before we begin our standard release process. To learn more, see Office 365 release programs.

Office 365 strives to notify customers in advance of any change that requires the administrator to take action to keep the service functioning normally. Unless otherwise noted, Microsoft will provide a minimum of 30 days advanced notification via Message Center when an update may require admin action.

Most Office 365 service updates are bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates that require zero action on behalf of the customer. New and improved features are found on the Office 365 for business roadmap.

Please note that Office 365 follows the Online Lifecycle Policy.

To view feature availability across Office 365 plans, see Office 365 Platform Service Description.

Comments or questions about this topic? Send your feedback to Office 365 Service Description Feedback. Need help with Office 365? Visit the Microsoft support center. Want to chat with a customer service representative? Go to the Select a plan page and click Chat now in the red banner at the top.