Microsoft changes names for Microsoft 365 update channels

Microsoft has renamed existing Microsoft 365 Channels. The new naming scheme makes it clear which channel is for what.

For Insider channels, Microsoft is using the following new names:

  • Beta Channel, previously known as Insiders.
  • Current Channel (Preview), previously known as Monthly Channel (Targeted).

Also, the company introduced a new update channel, Monthly Enterprise Channel, in response to feedback from commercial customers.

Microsoft provides the following table for guidance on each update channel’s recommended use.

Microsoft is updating its documentation and tools to reflect the new change.

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