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Office 2010 end of support

Office 2010 end of support

Office 2010 will reach its end of support on October 13, 2020. If you have Office 2010 in your business or home and haven't already begun to upgrade your Office 2010 environment, we recommend you start now.

What does the end of support mean?

Office 2010, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which they provide bug and security fixes. This lifecycle lasts for a certain number of years from the date of the product's initial release. For Office 2010, the support lifecycle is 10 years. The end of this lifecycle is known as the product's end of support. When Office 2010 reaches its end of support on October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

·         Technical support for issues

·         Bug fixes for issues that are discovered

·         Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered

Because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you upgrade as soon as possible.

What are my options?

With Office 2010 reaching its end of support, this is a good time to explore your options and prepare an upgrade plan to either of these latest versions of Office:

·         Office 365, the subscription version of Office.

·         Office 2019, which is sold as a one-time purchase and available for one computer per licence.

A key difference between Office 365 and Office 2019 is that Office 365 is updated on a regular basis, as often as monthly, with new features. Office 2019 only has the same features that it had when it was released in October 2018.