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End of Support for Office 2010

08/09/2020 - Information Technology

Office 2010 will reach its "End of Life" on 13 October 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates. Additionally, after 13th October 2020, users will need to run Microsoft 365 Apps, Office 2019 or Office 2016 to connect to Office 365 services.

You will still be able to use this version of Office, however, over time and with no updates, you may face increased security risks which could impact not only your own business but that of your customers, partners and suppliers.

If your organisation has to meet compliance standards or accreditations such as Cyber Essentials, then you may also find that running unsupported software leaves you no longer compliant.

If you are still using Office 2010 then we would strongly recommend that you upgrade to one of the latest versions of Office as soon as possible. For most of our clients the most convenient option is to move to Microsoft 365 subscription plan, where you get the latest version of Office applications for a small monthly fee. Switching to Microsoft 365 will mean you are always up to date, as you will be entitled to any new updates or releases that Microsoft bring out in future.

If you have specific requirements, such as connectivity with other third party applications, you may prefer to purchase a straight replacement licence for Office 2019, which can be done for a one-off payment as in the past.

4Cambridge have been working with many of our clients to ensure that if they are running Office 2010, we have agreed a suitable migration path for them to upgrade. If you’re not a current client but need advice on how to move forward, please get in touch to see how we can help.