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Office 2013 support is ending from 13th October 2020.

With support for Microsoft Office 2010 coming to an end on 13th October 2020, Office 2013 and Office 2016 for Mac will now also no longer be supported. Goodbye Office 2010 and 2013 and 2016 for Mac!

You can, however, continue to use Outlook 2013 to connect to Exchange online, but don’t be surprised if some features stop working. Also, without the latest security updates you are leaving your business and clients open to attacks through weaknesses from not having the latest support and updates.

If your current system is on Office 2010 or 2013, we highly recommend moving to Office 365 ProPlus! Office 365 delivers many incredible benefits such as;

  • Complex suite of productivity apps
  • Latest security features - Keeping your business and clients safe
  • Delivering cloud-connectivity - Allowing you to work wherever you are
  • Always up-to-date versions of the apps
  • Incredible collaboration - Teams and users can easily collaborate, wherever they are working from
  • Plus, many more

There are a couple of options to select from whilst exploring your options and planning your upgrade with the latest versions of Office;

  • Microsoft 365 Apps, the subscription version of Office that comes with many Office 365 (and Microsoft 365) enterprise and business plans.
  • Office 2019, which is sold as a one-time purchase and available for one computer per license.

A key difference to note between Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 is that Microsoft 365 Apps are updated on a regular basis with new features - sometimes as often as monthly. While Office 2019 only has the features that it had when it was released in October 2018.

Many of our clients have seen a large number of benefits to using Office 365, especially in the current climate of working from home.

Get prepared to upgrade from Office 2016. In addition, Microsoft are modifying the Office 365 services system requirements related to service connectivity for Office 2016. In February, they announced that starting 13th October 2020, customers will need Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019 clients in mainstream support to connect to Office 365 services. To give you more time to transition fully to the cloud, they are now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023.

If you’re unsure of what upgrade decisions to make, we’re offering 3-month access to our Office 365 Management package. This offer won’t be available forever, make sure not to miss out on this incredible offering by booking a free 15-minute consultation to discuss what works best for your business and your team’s needs.