Microsoft has stated that support for Office 2010 will be ending on the 13th of October. There has also been a notification for those that still use Office 2010 saying the same thing.
Support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020 and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.
What end of support means for you after October 13, 2020
- Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently reported or discovered. This includes security updates which can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
- You’ll no longer receive Office 2010 software updates from Microsoft Update.
- You’ll no longer receive phone or chat technical support.
- No further updates to support content will be provided and most online help content will be retired.
You’ll no longer be able to download Office 2010 from the Microsoft web site.
Microsoft has said that they “will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently reported or discovered. This includes security updates which can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.” You may still continue to use the 2010 Office package, however doing so might expose you to potentially harmful security risks.
In 2017, a survey conducted on businesses showed that 83% of them were still using Office 2010. While this was a few years ago, Office 2010 is still quite popular.
What are your options?
There are still a few options out there for you. The latest version of Office available is Office 2019. There is still support for Office 2013 and 2016, however purchasing a license might be difficult as Microsoft only provides the latest versions for sale. It is advised that you move to the latest version of Office as that will have the most updates and compatibility available.
You can use Office 365, which is a yearly subscription that is always up to date, or you can choose between Office 2019 Home and Student, or Office 2019 Home and Business as perpetual licenses. One thing to note is that Office 2019 is not supported by Windows 7. And if you want something free, you can try other alternatives such as LibreOffice which has the same basic functionality as Microsoft Office, just with fewer features.
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