After five years of Mainstream Support, and five further years of Extended Support, Microsoft Office 2013 will reach the End of Support on April 11, 2023.
After this date, security updates for Office 2013 will no longer be available. We recommend you upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps, which includes the latest versions of the Office apps you are familiar with (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).
If you don’t have Office 2013 deployed in your organisation, you can safely disregard this message.
When this will happen?
Office 2013 will reach the end of support on April 11, 2023.
What does this mean?
After Office 2013 reaches the end of support, Microsoft won’t provide any new security updates, and the continued use of Office 2013 after April 2023 will increase your organisation’s exposure to security risks and impact your ability to meet compliance obligations.
Also, if you connect to Microsoft 365 with an Office 2013 client, you might experience performance or reliability issues. Since October 2020, Office 2013 is not a supported client to connect to Microsoft 365 services. These are the client versions of Office that are currently supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services (learn more):
- Microsoft 365 Apps
- Office LTSC 2021
- Office 2019
- Office 2016
What you need to do to prepare
Plan to upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps, which are designed to receive regular updates, and will help you stay current by getting security updates and the latest features.
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