Many of you have been using Microsoft Office 2010 since it came on the scene a whopping 10 years ago. However, this era is coming to an end with Microsoft announcing that as of Oct 2020, support for Office 2010 will cease. According to Microsoft, this doesn’t mean your apps will stop working, but it does mean there will no longer be security updates, technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010. This also means you will no longer be able to download Office 2010 from the Microsoft site.

We recommend upgrading to Office 2016 or higher before October 2020. Why? First and foremost, if Microsoft does not provide support, it is difficult for other security companies to do the same. Along with this, there are a multitude of technological advances that have been made since Office 2010 was released. While being on the latest and greatest is not always practical for some clients, being that far behind opens up your organization to holes either from security or compliance aspects.

Have questions regarding upgrading Office 2010 to a more current version or what the end support for Office 2010 means for you? Drop us a line at solutions@thetek.com