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Microsoft Issues Update Reminder To Users As Office 2013 Approaches Its ‘End Of Support’ In 2023

The statement time is flying is definitely true and that’s one of the many reasons why Microsoft is sending out friendly reminders to its Office 2013 users this week.

By April 2023, Microsoft Office will reach its end of support and that’s a clear indication to so many to switch on to the latest version. After all, nobody wants to be exposed to a plethora of security risks.

The news comes after the company provided an extensive five-year-long duration of mainstream support, followed up closely with a five-year period of extended support for the service.

The exact date delineated was April 11, 2023, and in accordance with the company’s policy, there will no longer be any more security updates available for the program, as confirmed by the company’s reps.

Similarly, the company highlighted how using Office 2013 after this date means making your organization more vulnerable to security threats or potentially impacting your compliance requirements.

But what really happens when the date is reached was a question on plenty of users' minds. Well, Microsoft says it will no longer be providing a number of services to license owners with Office 2013. Common examples delineated include bug fixes, support for technical issues, and security assistance.

The company also shed light upon what sorts of upgrade options users of Office 2013 can benefit from. And that included Microsoft 365 Apps which is the offer subscription that tags along with Office and Office LTSC.

Microsoft 365 Apps entails both Office 365 enterprise as well as Microsoft 365 with a list of business plans. Similarly, endpoint users can benefit from installing complete versions of their Office apps through countless devices simultaneously.

But remember, the latest Office LTSC version is only sold through the ‘one-time purchase’ policy and can be hailed through licensing agreements. Moreover, you can only expect to have it installed on one of your devices, in accordance with the license.

Another major difference between both of these Office programs is how Microsoft 365 Apps gets a regular update while Office LTSC continues with the same features unveiled during its launch.

Microsoft says that once you’ve made the decision to switch towards a newer version through a compatible computer, you must start considering your options for an upgrade because Microsoft 365 Apps arises with plenty of enterprise options.

Hence, it only makes sense to overview the potential of the current plan as an approach to getting your next upgrades like double-checking for valid licenses and user accounts.


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