Start Updating access 2016 to 2016

Updating access 2016 to 2016

Access is described as a database management system that can be used to develop business applications.

Microsoft releases its Office 365 updates in so-called "channels," as illustrated in this Tech Net article.

Monthly update releases are called the "current channel." Updates arriving every four months are called the "deferred channel." The "first release for deferred channel" update release arrives every four months and is designed for testing purposes.

In other Access news, Microsoft is planning to broaden the data sources available for those Access users subscribed to the Office 365 Pro Plus E3 and E5 subscription plans.

The expanded access will happen through new connectors for Access, including "OData Feed, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce and Amazon Redshift" connectors, the announcement stated.

While Microsoft officials did say a week ago that the company would be moving to a servicing/branch model with Office 2016 similar to the one the Windows 10 team is using, details on exactly how that would play out for Office users were scarce.

But thanks to a find from the Super Site for Windows folks -- plus a few other Microsoft pages and KB articles -- we now know more.

It turns out that not everyone has been able to upgrade to the latest release this week, in spite of Microsoft declaring the suite generally available.

Instead, as many have discovered, the Office 2016 rollout is a staggered one, and one which has resulted in some One Drive, Skype for Business and other app and service installation and compatibility issues.

Microsoft delivers first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac Microsoft has released the first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac, its updated Office suite for Mac OS 10.10 users, which is due out this summer.

Read More "For Office 365 Pro Plus subscribers, administrators can opt to upgrade by manually rolling out to their users with Office deployment tools available today, September 22.

Business and Business Premium subscribers will start to receive Access automatically "between December 1, 2016 and January 30, 2017," according to Microsoft's announcement on Friday.