Users are Warned Microsoft Office to Stop Working Next Year

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Microsoft Office 2013 to be retired

Microsoft is about to cease support for its Office 2013 app suite, which means that programmes like Word and PowerPoint will no longer be maintained – which means it’s probably time for an upgrade. If you’ve been using the same versions of these for years, you need to make a plan before the applications are completely retired.

While they won’t exactly block access, they will be stopping any security and functionality updates. Continued use will raise the risk malware, and with technical support turned off, issues could require added resources to resolve.

“After Office 2013 reaches end of support, Microsoft will no longer supply any new security updates, and continuing to use Office 2013 after April 2023 may raise your organization’s exposure to security risks or damage your ability to meet compliance obligations,”

Statement by Microsoft

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