Magdalena Petrova Businesses that remain wedded to Office have just over three months to drop Office 's applications and switch to a newer suite, such as Office A significant number of organizations will be affected by the deadline. The suite's "share" was determined from more than 3 billion scans Qualys conducts annually on customers' networks, said Jimmy Graham, Qualys' director of product management, in an email. Office 's support expires Oct. After that date, Microsoft will no longer supply patches for security vulnerabilities or fixes for other bugs, nor will it provide company-assisted technical support, whether free or paid, such as by-phone consultations or trouble-shooting. The reason for the extra time: A list of all Office components that will be retired Oct. To receive security and non-security updates after Oct.
On 31 October , Outlook will also reach End of Life and be unable to connect to Office mailboxes. For help upgrading your Office environment, call us on Office , like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which we provide new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. Because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you upgrade as soon as possible. Is it time to upgrade to Office ?
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