End of support resources for Office
Using versions of Office that are no longer supported, or using Office on unsupported operating systems, may cause performance and reliability issues over time. Also, Office or the operating system might be vulnerable to security threats if security updates are no longer available.
The following resources are designed to help you plan for end of support events that affect Office.
Upcoming end of support events
The following table shows upcoming end of support events that affect Office that you should be aware of.
|End of support event||Date||More information|
|Office 2013||April 11, 2023||Plan an upgrade from older versions of Office to Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Office 2016 connectivity to Microsoft 365 services||October 10, 2023||Office versions and connectivity to Microsoft 365 services|
|Office 2019 connectivity to Microsoft 365 services||October 10, 2023||Office versions and connectivity to Microsoft 365 services|
|Office 2019 for Mac||October 10, 2023||Upgrade an installation of Office for Mac|
Past end of support events
The following table shows past end of support events that affect Office, along with links to additional information.
|End of support event||End of support date||More information|
|Windows 8.1||January 10, 2023||Windows 8.1 end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Internet Explorer 11 with Microsoft 365||August 17, 2021||Microsoft 365 apps say farewell to Internet Explorer 11|
|Office 2010||October 13, 2020||Plan an upgrade from older versions of Office to Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Office 2016 for Mac||October 13, 2020||End of support for Office 2016 for Mac|
|Office 2013 connectivity to Microsoft 365 services||October 13, 2020||Office versions and connectivity to Microsoft 365 services|
|Windows 7||January 14, 2020||Windows 7 end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||January 14, 2020||Windows Server end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2012||January 14, 2020||Windows Server end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps|
|Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2012 R2||January 14, 2020||Windows Server end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps|
Resources to help you upgrade Office
We recommend that you upgrade older Office clients to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. If that's not possible, we recommend that you upgrade to Office LTSC 2021, which is the most current version of Office available through volume licensing.
We provide various services to help you upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. The following list provides some examples of resources that are available:
- Microsoft FastTrack, for migration and deployment assistance from Microsoft experts.
- App Assure, for assistance from Microsoft with application compatibility issues.
- Deployment guide for Microsoft 365 Apps, for technical documentation.
- Product lifecycle dashboard and upgrade readiness dashboard, for users of Microsoft Configuration Manager (current branch).
- Readiness Toolkit for Office add-ins and VBA, to help identify potential issues with add-ins and VBA macros used in your organization.
System requirements For a list of installation requirements, including supported operating systems, see System requirements for Microsoft 365 and Office.
Office configuration support matrix For a list of end of support dates for different versions of Office on various versions of Windows, see the Windows and Office configuration support matrix, which is a printable PDF.
Microsoft Lifecycle Policy To get support information about all Microsoft products, go to the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy site.
Microsoft Tech Community To discuss or learn more about end of support for Office versions, visit Microsoft Office End of Support on the Microsoft Tech Community.
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