About this article
This article will explain how software upgrades are initiated either with the involvement of a implementation partner or automatically. Sections in this article:
If you have VSTO add-ins installed, it may be necessary to update the version from time to time to have access to bug fixes or new features.
Upgrading to a newer add-in version, you need to reach out to your implementation partner or Templafy. The add-in package will be manually updated with the desired add-in version. Once the package is updated by the implementation partner, Templafy Desktop handles deployment of new VSTO add-ins. An automatic update will take place:
- Every 24 hours
- At every reboot/start
- If the PC is never turned off, a scheduled check for updates will attempt to start at midnight (local time)
- If the PC is in sleep or hibernation, then the scheduled update will run when the PC wakes
However, this can also be initiated manually by checking for updates if the update needs to take place immediately.
Check for PowerPoint & Productivity tools
Upgrades to Check for PowerPoint are handled manually by Templafy or an implementation partner, but will be deployed and distributed by Templafy Desktop, similar to explained in the above section for VSTO add-ins.
Web add-ins are deployed via Microsoft Office Store. The installed version will automatically be updated to the newest version. No action is required when updates are released.
The Templafy Desktop host is the actual .msi file that is being delivered to client IT. The .msi file is typically deployed via SCCM by the client's IT department.
The Templafy Desktop client version is available and managed from the administration interface of a Templafy account. This is a manual task initiated by either Templafy or the implementation partner.
New Templafy Desktop client versions are made available in the administration interface of the Templafy account and the Templafy Desktop host will automatically download whatever client version is set.