Microsoft Office End of Life

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Microsoft's productivity suite Office 2019 for Mac will be going end-of-life on the 10th of October 2023. This means that any software included in the package will no longer receive any feature or security updates, patches, or technical support. Make sure that all of your installations are on the 2021 version or Microsoft 365 in order to keep receiving support.  

What Is Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity software that includes a range of applications, each with a specific purpose. Office includes most of Microsoft's well-known applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Some versions also include Publisher, OneNote, Teams, and more.

All of the Microsoft Office apps can be purchased together as the Office suite or separately, depending on your needs. You can choose to use Office as a Microsoft Office 365 subscription or to buy it as a one-time purchase. For the one-time purchase, you pay a single up-front cost to get the Office apps for a singular computer. However, these packages cannot be upgraded.

If you need to upgrade to a newer version, you will have to purchase the next major release at full price. At the time of writing, the most recent version is Microsoft Office 2021.

Microsoft Office Lifecycle

Up to and including the 2019 version, Microsoft Office follows Microsoft's Fixed Lifecycle Policy. Products under this policy receive 10 years of support. For the first 5 years, you receive mainstream support, which includes feature updates, platform updates, security updates, and functionality fixes. The 5 years after that are extended support, which only includes security updates.

Office 2021 follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy. Products under this policy receive continuous updates and support. All you have to do is make sure that your installations meet the servicing and system requirements.

VersionEnd of Life
Microsoft Office 2013April 11, 2023
Microsoft Office 2019 for MacOctober 10, 2023
Microsoft Office 2016October 14, 2025
Microsoft Office 2019October 14, 2025
Office 2021October 13, 2026

Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac End-of-Life

Office 2019 for Mac will go end-of-life on the 10th of October 2023. All Office 2019 apps will still function for you, but you will no longer receive any feature or security updates or any technical support. This could potentially expose you to harmful security risks. In order to stay up to date with the latest features, patches, and security updates, you should upgrade to either Microsoft 365 or Office 2021 for Mac. You can find all the details on Microsoft's end of support advisory. Lansweeper can help you locate any Mac devices with Office installations.

Mainstream support will also be ending for Office 2019 for Windows. However, this version will still receive extended support until October 2025. Extended support includes security updates and paid support, so you do not run the same security risks.

Microsoft Office 2013 End of Life

Office 2013 will go end of life on the 11th of April 2023. After the end-of-life date, the suite and all included products will no longer receive any updates or support. Make sure that all of your installations are on the 2016 version or later in order to keep receiving support.

Aside from being supported, newer versions also add a list of new features that you can use for all included software. Microsoft has released this guide to help you with upgrading.

Run the End-of-Life Audit

Our experts have created an audit report that will provide you with an overview of all Microsoft Office installations on Windows devices as well as their end-of-life dates. It also tells you how many days still remain until the EOL date. This way you will have an actionable list of any installations that may need to be updated.

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