Office 2010 End of Support

Office 2010 end of support


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Office 2010 will reach its end of support on October 13, 2020. If you haven’t begun to upgrade your Office 2010 environment, we recommend you start now.

What does end of support mean?


Like all Microsoft products, it has a support lifecycle which they provide bug fixes and security fixes. This lifecycle lasts for a certain number of years from the initial release date. For Office 2010, the support lifecycle is 10 years. When Office 2010 reaches its end of support on October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical Support Issues
  • Bug Fixes for issues that are discovered
  • Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered.
  • As has already happened to Office 2007 – new email servers wont be compatible with “expired” versions of office shortly after that.

What is Office 365?


Office 365 provides subscription plans that include access to Office applications and other cloud services, including Skype for Business, Exchange Online, and OneDrive for Business.

There are several different subscription options, from email hosting only, through to email hosting, a full office license and file storage like SharePoint and OneDrive. Each user can have office apps installed on up to 5 devices.

What is Office 365 ProPlus?


Office 365 ProPlus is the version of Office that comes with most Office 365 Enterprise plans. Office 365 ProPlus includes the full versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business installed on your computers.

Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based licensing model that allows people to install office on up to 5 pc’s or Macs and on their mobile devices.


Before upgrading to Office 365 ProPlus make sure computers, application compatibility, infrastructure and environment meet or exceed the minimum system requirements.

For help with any of the above call Wizard IT on 09 973 5509.