Show the option for the Office Update Channel experience

This policy setting controls whether the option for Update Channel experience is shown under File > Account on an Office app, such as Word.

By showing this option, a user can choose to receive Office updates from the Office update channels that the administrator chooses to expose to the users.

If you enable this policy setting, the option for Update Channel experience is shown under File > Account.

Note: This policy supersedes the "Show the option for Office Insider" in cases where both policies are configured.

Note: If you enable this policy setting, you shouldn't enable and configure the "Target Version", "Update Channel" or the "Update Path" policy setting under Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine)\Updates. If you do, those policy settings will take precedence, blocking user access to the Office Update Channel experience.

If you disable this policy setting, the option for Office Channel experience is not shown under File > Account.

Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common
Value Namesuppressofficechannelselector
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

Beta Channel
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Nameinsiderfast
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Current Channel (Preview)
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Namefirstreleasecurrent
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Current Channel
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Namecurrent
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0
Monthly Enterprise Channel
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Namemonthlyenterprise
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Namefirstreleasedeferred
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\officechannelexposure
Value Namedeferred
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

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