Below is a gathering of all the discoveries fellow Mac admins have documented regarding Office 2016 for Mac; both Office 365 and Volume License varieties. This post will be updated as new issues are made known.
Discussion and discovery on these topics and all things Microsoft Office are on-going on the Macadmins Slack team in channel #microsoft-office. You can get an invite to join us on Slack by going to http://macadmins.org
Office 2016 Direct Download links
http://macadmins.software – Straight from the source and curated by Paul Bowden at Microsoft, this lists all downloads and updates since the first non-preview release on 7/9. The red table lists latest versions available, the green table lists all the permalinks, and the black table has links to all releases and KB articles, plus extra information like build date.
Demystify Office 2016 for Mac
https://clburlison.com/demystify-office2016/ – in Slack/Twitter @clburlison – use this excellent guide to distinguish the different installation/license/upgrade options for Office 2016.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac serialization changes https://macmule.com/2015/12/11/microsoft-office-2016-for-mac-serialisation-changes – in Slack @macmule
Suppressing first launch “What’s New” for Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word & OneNote, and Outlook’s account setup:
Volume License installer issues: – being addressed in the December release
Outlook 2016 setup script:
https://github.com/talkingmoose/Oulook-Exchange-Setup-5.0 – in Slack @talkingmoose
https://github.com/poundbangbash/Outlook-Exchange-Setup-5.0-Meredith – @eholtam – My fork addressing running the setup script on first launch of Outlook.
Office 2016 Packaging:
http://www.richard-purves.com/?p=79 – in Slack @franton
Suppress Microsoft AutoUpdate launch warning – needs to be run per-user
https://gist.github.com/erikng/7cede5be1c0ae2f85435 – in Slack @erik
Remove Office 2011 script (and some shared 2016 bits like license, MAU, etc.)
http://www.officeformachelp.com/office/install/remove-office/ – in Slack @talkingmoose
Administering Office 2016 for Mac presentations by @talkingmoose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-EtZizWJdQ – PSU 2015
http://bit.ly/1HgsqJE – University of Utah 2015 (QT)
https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=details&id=11446 – University of Utah 2015 (Streaming)
Fun with Microsoft Office 2016