Office 2013 will reach end of support in April 2023

Earlier this week, Microsoft reminded clients that Microsoft Workplace 2013 is nearing the top of help subsequent 12 months, recommending that they improve to a more moderen model to cut back their publicity to safety dangers.

“After 5 years of Fundamental Assist and 5 years of Prolonged Assist, Workplace 2013 will attain Finish of Prolonged Assist on April 11, 2023. Underneath the Mounted Lifecycle Coverage, safety updates for Workplace 2013 will not be accessible after this date,” Microsoft informed clients.

“As soon as Workplace 2013 reaches finish of help, Microsoft won’t present new safety updates, and continued use of Workplace 2013 past April 2023 could enhance your group’s publicity to safety dangers or have an effect on your potential to satisfy compliance obligations.”

On the finish of help, Microsoft will cease offering Workplace 2013 licensees with a wide range of providers, together with technical help, bug fixes, and safety patches for brand spanking new points.

Moreover, connecting Workplace 2013 shoppers to Microsoft 365 could trigger efficiency or reliability points as Workplace 2013 has not been a supported shopper since October 2020.

Improve choices for Workplace 2013 customers

The improve choices accessible for Workplace 2013 are Microsoft 365 Apps, a subscription model of Workplace that ships with many Microsoft 365 and Workplace LTSC 2021.

Microsoft 365 Apps comes with many Microsoft 365 and Workplace 365 enterprise and enterprise plans and permits endpoint customers to put in full variations of Workplace apps on a number of gadgets.

Workplace LTSC 2021 is bought as a one-time buy by a quantity license settlement and may solely be put in on one pc per license.

The principle distinction between these two variations of Workplace is that Microsoft 365 Apps are often up to date with new options, whereas Workplace LTSC 2021 has the identical options that arrived on the September 2021 launch date.

“Please begin upgrading to Microsoft 365 Apps, that are designed to obtain common updates and can aid you keep updated with safety updates and our newest options,” Microsoft stated.

“Alternatively, contemplate upgrading to Workplace LTSC 2021 in case your group requires a static, unchanging product.”

Workplace 2013 improve plan

After researching your choices and deciding to improve on appropriate gadgets (system necessities for 365 Apps and LTSC 2021), you could put together an improve plan (extra on migrating to Microsoft 365 right here).

“As a result of Microsoft 365 Apps comes with many enterprise Microsoft 365 (and Workplace 365) plans, you must evaluate the options of your present plan as a part of planning an improve to Microsoft 365 Apps,” the corporate explains.

“For instance, earlier than deploying Microsoft 365 Apps, you need to be sure that all of your customers have accounts and licenses.”

In associated information, Microsoft additionally reminded clients that a number of variations of Home windows 10 20H2 and Home windows 10 1909 will arrive on EOS in Might 2022 and a number of other .NET Framework variations on April 26.

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