Windows Server end of support and Microsoft 365 Apps

Important

Using Microsoft 365 Apps on older, unsupported operating systems may cause performance and reliability issues over time. These issues could include new features added to Microsoft 365 Apps, or updates to existing features, not working as expected.

Microsoft 365 is governed by the Modern Lifecycle Policy, which requires customers to stay current as per the servicing and system requirements for the product or service. This policy includes using Microsoft 365 Apps on a Windows operating system that is currently in support.

If your organization is using a version of Windows Server that doesn't support Microsoft 365 Apps, we recommend that you move to Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.

The following sections provide information about support for Microsoft 365 Apps on various versions of Windows Server.

Windows Server 2008 R2

Note

Security updates for Microsoft 365 Apps on Windows Server 2008 R2 ended on January 10, 2023.

Microsoft 365 Apps isn’t supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, as of January 14, 2020.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2008 R2, see the Windows Server 2008 R2 lifecycle page.

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft 365 Apps isn’t supported on Windows Server 2012, as of January 14, 2020.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2012, see the Windows Server 2012 lifecycle page.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft 365 Apps isn’t supported on Windows Server 2012 R2, as of January 14, 2020.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2012 R2, see the Windows Server 2012 R2 lifecycle page.

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft 365 Apps is supported on Windows Server 2016 only until October 2025.

For recommendations on client hosting solutions to migrate to before October 2025, see Microsoft 365 Apps migration from Windows Server.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2016, see the Windows Server 2016 lifecycle page.

Windows Server 2019

Microsoft 365 Apps is supported on Windows Server 2019 only until October 2025.

For recommendations on client hosting solutions to migrate to before October 2025, see Microsoft 365 Apps migration from Windows Server.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2019, see the Windows Server 2019 lifecycle page.

Windows Server 2022

Microsoft 365 Apps (Version 2302 or later) is supported on Windows Server 2022 only until October 2026. That date is when mainstream support ends for Windows Server 2022.

Note

  • Version 2302 is expected to be available in Current Channel in late February 2023.
  • In the meantime, if you want to test on Windows Server 2022, we recommend that you use the most up-to-date version of Microsoft 365 Apps available in Current Channel.

For recommendations on client hosting solutions you can use instead of Windows Server 2022, see Microsoft 365 Apps migration from Windows Server.

For end of support dates for Windows Server 2022, see the Windows Server 2022 lifecycle page.

Additional information

  • This information also applies to the subscription versions of the Project and Visio desktop apps. For example, if you have Project Plan 5 or Visio Plan 2.
  • For end of support dates for different versions of Office on various versions of Windows, see the Office configuration support matrix.
  • To discuss or learn more about end of support for Office versions, visit Microsoft Office End of Support on the Microsoft Tech Community.