On October 10, 2017, Microsoft Office 2007 will reach End of Life. If you haven’t already begun to upgrade your Office 2007 environment, we recommend you start now.
Office 2007, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which Microsoft provide new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This lifecycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release, and the end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s End of Life. When Office 2007 reaches its End of Life on October 10, 2017, Microsoft will no longer provide:
- Technical support for issues
- Bug fixes for issues that are discovered
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered
In addition, as of October 31, 2017, Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes, which means anyone using Outlook 2007 to connect to an Exchange Online Mailbox will not be able to receive or send email. Because of these changes, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your Office 2007 software as soon as possible.
What are your options?
- Upgrade to Office 365 – the cloud subscription version of Office which will always keep you up to date with future updates
- Upgrade to Office 2016, which is sold as a one-time purchase
- Upgrade to an earlier version of Office, such as Office 2013
What is Office 365?
Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as other cloud services, including Skype for Business, Exchange Online, and OneDrive for Business.
If you require any further information, contact our team on 01228 594682 who are able to advise you on the option which best suits your needs