Office 2007 Ending Support

In October, 2017, support will no longer be available for Microsoft’s Office 2007/Exchange 2007. Here is the full statement from a Microsoft spokesperson.

“The Office 2007 wave of products will be reaching end of support over the next 12 months, as per Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. After those end of support dates, we will no longer offer custom support on any version of Office products (Exchange Server; Office Suites; SharePoint Server; Office Communications Server; Lync Server; Skype for Business Server; Project Server and Visio).

“In the past we have offered custom support for a subset of Office products to customers with Premier support contracts. We have seen demand for custom support decline as more customers move to Office 365. Note that this change applies only to custom support, but does not impact any of the standard support offerings.

“As always, customers should consult with their account manager regarding their individual migration plans, and may consider services such as Software Assurance Deployment & Planning Services for on-premises upgrades, and Microsoft FastTrack for cloud migrations.

What does this mean?

“End of support” means that there will be no more fixes or patches to this software. In other words, if you are still using this software, do so at your own risk. If you, or your organization, are still using Microsoft Office 2007, please contact Louisville Geek to ensure that you are not putting your data at risk.

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