With the forced WFH for many colleagues  that happen very quickly we are left in a position were by many people have Windows 10 Home devices they are working from with Office 2013/16 editions and we I need to get them updated to Office 365 asap. Any Pro/Ent/Edu  Windows versions are easy to handle with Intune as I can publish Office 365 C2R version  via Intune portal  as available for them to click and install but the Windows Home devices do not support Office C2R or .intuneWin packages so it is proving difficult.

I have tried to created an MSIX package from downloaded O365 install files on a Windows 10 Home clean VM and the package seems to create ok but when I try to add that as an available app Im getting an error saying it has no appId   (I created it with MSIX packaging tool and filled in all fields) and havent been able to get past that yet.

So my question is – does anyone have a good solution to this problem? Im sure im not the only one coming across this in recent weeks. 

And also, does the MSIX packaging way sound like it will work if I can get this appID error fixed? Also , if anyone knows how to fix the appId error ! (im going to ask that in MSIX focused forums now also though)