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Windows 7: End of extended support for Office 2007 on October 10, 2017

14 Sep 2017   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
End of extended support for Office 2007 on October 10, 2017

Office 2007 approaching end of extended support


Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle this year, meaning there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. Customers who are using Office 2007 products and services should start planning to move to Office 365 or upgrade to supported versions of Office products and services, such as Office 2016.

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The following Office 2007 products are approaching the end of extended support:

(see table at source)

Microsoft recommends that customers migrate to current product versions before the support end dates. This lets them take advantage of the latest product innovations and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.

We encourage customers to evaluate transitioning to Office 365 with the help of their Microsoft representatives or technology partner.


Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients
Office 2007 Retirement on Tech Community

Migration assistance with Microsoft FastTrack

Microsoft FastTrack services are available with an Office 365 ProPlus subscription. These services can help customers move to Office 365 smoothly and with confidence, and allow them to realize business value more quickly. Customers can discover what's possible, plan for successful rollouts, and enable new users and capabilities at their own pace. Other benefits include best practices, tools, resources, and experts who are committed to making the customer experience with Office 365 a success.

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14 Sep 2017   #2

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I still have Office 2007 running on 3 PCs and I guess the end of support only refers to security updates. I've never understood why security updates has always been an issue - a question for the security experts. I use Word, Excel & PowerPoint - all do a reasonable job. I think Office 2007 is limited for technical documents requiring complex equations.

I'll move to Office 2016+ when I move to Windows 10. I hate the Office 365 model of annual subscriptions.
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15 Sep 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

Been using Office 2007 since 2009 and it's still working well. Have installed LibreOffice alongside it and will probably switch to that after the Office EOL. It probably won't fulfill every Office users needs, but for the features I use LibreOffice seems to be enough.

As I install on multiple systems I'm looking more into free software lately. And I don't particularly like the subscription model that most paid software seems to be switching to these days.
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15 Sep 2017   #4

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

I've been using Libre Office for a few months now - it's getting easier to use, since I've been using it for a while. I have found it to be a quality office suite. I have used Writer and Calc, but no other components of Libre Office.
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