Microsoft will still deliver security fixes as needed in the months where there isn't a CBB update.
Like Windows, customers must stay current to receive future product updates, security fixes and new features.
In a similar strategy to Windows 10, Microsoft is forcing CB and CBB customers to install updates as they're ready, but CBB can delay updates if needed.
CBB users can defer one cycle of updates, which gives them four months to decide.
If CBB customers defer updates, they must deploy the subsequent round of updates or else they would not receive further updates from Microsoft.
Your placement in CB or CBB will vary depending on the Office 365 package your organization subscribes to.
After announcing that Office 2016 will become available for consumers starting September 22 and for business users starting October 1, Microsoft reveals that it is adopting the same update strategy that it is taking for Windows 10.
When the Microsoft switched to offering Windows as a service, rather than as a software product, it revealed that updates will automatically download and install in the background, and consumer users cannot opt out of these updates, bringing security patches, fixes or new features to the OS.
With Office 2016, enterprise customers will be placed in similar Current Branch or Current Branch for Business, following a similar upgrade cadence as Windows 10.Unlike Windows, however, there will not be a third Long Term Service Branch, or LTSB.Users on Current Branch will receive new updates and features faster.They trade off a little bit of stability as the new features may not have undergone large scale testing, but they also have access to new features sooner.Current Branch customers will receive updates on a monthly cycle.On the other hand, Current Branch for Business, or CBB customers, will get updates every four months.