It’s been way too quiet around here, so thought we would kick start the new year (A bit late I know) of adding a series of blog posts of size estimations around the modern workplace. More on that later, but is has to do with a session we are doing at MMS: The Biggest Loser – ConfigMgr Content Distribution Fat Camp. If you are heading to the MMS conference in Minnesota, sign up for the session here: http://sched.co/DqWEThis session will cover:

Distribute on demand vs Distribute everywhere? Express Updates, Updates, Apps, Images it’s all getting bigger! Learn how to avoid the swamp, and how to get out of it if you’re already sinking. This is an Automated solution that ensures that you only push content where it’s needed – and when it’s no longer needed there – nuke it! Keep them DPs lean, mean and clean…

Today, we start looking at the data traffic required to keep Office 365 updated with the Monthly release Schedule (Previously known as Current). This was renamed during 2017 to be called Monthly release instead of Current, which feels a bit like a marketing exercise because in the past a single month have had several releases, so a more suitable name would have been “Update often”, “Make user close Outlook often” or “Network hogger”.

OK, enough complaining, lets go straight to the data, which comes straight from Microsoft’s own calculations which are available here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/download-sizes-approximate-for-channel-updates-to-office-365-proplus-190f41e4-064d-486b-9c95-db08f973687c

So if you stayed on the Monthly update, over the last year your PC has downloaded approximately 6.5 Gigabytes of updates. A staggering number. The table works in format of going from Version x to Version y and what cost of that upgrade is in MB.

Channel From Released To Released Approximate size (in MB)
Current Version 1611 (Build 7571.2109) January 4, 2017 Version 1701 (Build 7766.2060) February 23, 2017 175
Current Version 1701 (Build 7766.2060) February 23, 2017 Version 1702 (Build 7870.2020) March 9, 2017 175
Current Version 1702 (Build 7870.2020) March 9, 2017 Version 1702 (Build 7870.2024) March 14, 2017 125
Current Version 1702 (Build 7870.2024) March 14, 2017 Version 1702 (Build 7870.2031) March 27, 2017 50
Current Version 1702 (Build 7870.2031) March 27, 2017 Version 1702 (Build 7870.2038) April 11, 2017 63
Current Version 1702 (Build 7870.2038) April 11, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7967.2139) April 21, 2017 137
Current Version 1703 (Build 7967.2139) April 21, 2017 Version 1703 (Build 7967.2161) May 9, 2017 79
Current Version 1703 (Build 7967.2161) May 9, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8067.2115) May 18, 2017 187
Current Version 1704 (Build 8067.2115) May 18, 2017 Version 1704 (Build 8067.2157) June 1, 2017 315
Current Version 1704 (Build 8067.2157) June 1, 2017 Version 1705 (Build 8201.2075) June 7, 2017 625
Current Version 1705 (Build 8201.2075) June 7, 2017 Version 1705 (Build 8201.2102) June 13, 2017 53
Current Version 1705 (Build 8201.2102) June 13, 2017 Version 1706 (Build 8229.2073) June 28, 2017 168
Current Version 1706 (Build 8229.2073) June 28, 2017 Version 1706 (Build 8229.2086) July 13, 2017 62
Current Version 1706 (Build 8229.2086) July 13, 2017 Version 1706 (Build 8229.2103) July 19, 2017 70
Current Version 1706 (Build 8229.2103) July 19, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058) July 27, 2017 117
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058) July 27, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2059) July 28, 2017 176
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2059) July 28, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2062) July 31, 2017 51
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2062) July 31, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2070) August 7, 2017 49
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2070) August 7, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2073) August 11, 2017 465
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2073) August 11, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2076) August 18, 2017 321
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2076) August 18, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2087) August 24, 2017 330
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2087) August 24, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2096) August 29, 2017 61
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2096) August 29, 2017 Version 1707 (Build 8326.2107) September 12, 2017 53
Current Version 1707 (Build 8326.2107) September 12, 2017 Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079) September 18, 2017 554
Current Version 1708 (Build 8431.2079) September 18, 2017 Version 1708 (Build 8431.2094) October 4, 2017 54
Current Version 1708 (Build 8431.2094) October 4, 2017 Version 1708 (Build 8431.2107) October 10, 2017 51
Current Version 1708 (Build 8431.2107) October 10, 2017 Version 1709 (Build 8528.2139) October 16, 2017 156
Current Version 1709 (Build 8528.2139) October 16, 2017 Version 1709 (Build 8528.2147) October 25, 2017 69
Current Version 1709 (Build 8528.2147) October 25, 2017 Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121) November 2, 2017 165
Current Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121) November 2, 2017 Version 1710 (Build 8625.2127) November 14, 2017 64
Monthly Channel Version 1710 (Build 8625.2127) November 14, 2017 Version 1710 (Build 8625.2132) November 20, 2017 65
Monthly Channel Version 1710 (Build 8625.2132) November 20, 2017 Version 1705 (Build 8201.2209) November 24, 2017 274
Monthly Channel Version 1705 (Build 8201.2209) November 24, 2017 Version 1710 (Build 8625.2139) November 27, 2017 54
Monthly Channel Version 1710 (Build 8625.2139) November 27, 2017 Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122) December 6, 2017 235
Monthly Channel Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122) December 6, 2017 Version 1711 (Build 8730.2127) December 12, 2017 58
Monthly Channel Version 1711 (Build 8730.2127) December 12, 2017 Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165) January 2, 2018 67
Monthly Channel Version 1711 (Build 8730.2165) January 2, 2018 Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175) January 9, 2018 72
Monthly Channel Version 1711 (Build 8730.2175) January 9, 2018 Version 1712 (Build 8827.2148) January 17, 2018 197
Monthly Channel Version 1712 (Build 8827.2148) January 17, 2018 Version 1712 (Build 8827.2179) January 30, 2018 70
Monthly Channel Version 1712 (Build 8827.2179) January 30, 2018 Version 1801 (Build 9001.2138) February 1, 2018 173
Monthly Channel Version 1801 (Build 9001.2138) February 1, 2018 Version 1801 (Build 9001.2144) February 7, 2018 57
Monthly Channel Version 1801 (Build 9001.2144) February 7, 2018 Version 1801 (Build 9001.2171). February 13, 2018 80
Total 6422