Microsoft Office 2010 becomes unsupported


On 13 October, Office 2010 will no longer be supported by Microsoft, so it is a good time to think about moving on.

If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft Office 2010 will bow out on 13 October 2020. It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since the "Orange Office" hit our shelves, and that there have been three versions since then, but if you’re still running Office 2010, it’s time to upgrade.

Office 2010 Vulnerabilities

The official news is that Microsoft will cease all support for Office 2010 as of this date, and whilst the Office apps will still work, you may be exposing yourself to security vulnerabilities by continuing its use. We strongly recommend not to take Microsoft’s recommendation lightly – there have been plenty of cases so far of security vulnerabilities being identified in outdated Microsoft software, some even within weeks, which have led to all kinds of incidents.

Changes to Office 2013

As well as dropping 2010, at the same time, Microsoft is also dropping Office 2013 support specifically for connections to Office 365 (now known as Microsoft 365). If you use Microsoft 365, you will know that you can simply subscribe and access the most up to date version to get around this problem. It might mean an increase in costs, but a necessary one to continue to get the functionality you’re used to from the applications.

To summarise, if you use either Office 2010 or Office 2013, our recommendation is to make the switch now. If you’re subscribed to Microsoft 365 it couldn’t be easier, otherwise, you can still acquire Microsoft Office retail from a reseller. Get in touch on 0114 299 4050 if you need any additional assistance. 

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