I’ve been poking around in the Patches for Windows site and ended up with more than a few questions in my head that seem puzzling.
Office 365 & Office 2016 offered support for 3 ways to get updates applied: Direct from Microsoft, using a “Network Share” which requires a Windows host and also the “client local cache” to leverage BEScache
Meanwhile from what I can tell Office 2019 only offers support for 2 ways to get updates applied: Direct from Microsoft & using a “Network Share” which requires a Windows host
Additionally I cannot find patches for Office 2021 listed in the patch site even though the product was released by Microsoft in October of 2021.
Any thoughts on why BEScache support was seemingly dropped when MS released v2019 while still offering the same functionality for 365 (both 2019 & 365 use the Click-to-Run deployment engine)? Also is there a reason it appears no content is being created to support patching of Office 2021?