When speaking with an IT Manager of a reasonable-sized organisation (50 plus users) earlier this week, I mentioned that Office 2007 is being retired by Microsoft this October and asked what his plans were to upgrade. This was news to the IT Manager and presents the organisation with a number of problems as they still widely use Office 2007 and rely on Office 365 for their email, using the Outlook web client isn’t really a viable option for them. When Windows XP was being retired it was plastered all over the news, and to be fair to the IT Manager, information regarding Office 2007 going EoL hasn’t had anywhere near the same level of coverage or awareness. Hence the reason for this article.
If you are one of the many organisations still using Office 2007 and haven’t already begun the process to upgrade, we recommend you start doing so now. When Office 2007 reaches EoL, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes or security updates, leaving your system vulnerable to compatibility issues, malware and hack attacks.
This means it is a great time to retire your Office 2007 applications and plan your upgrade to Office 365
Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud service and for many businesses is the most secure and cost-effective way of upgrading. It provides you with an always up-to-date, highly accessible version of Microsoft Office plus many other powerful tools that can make a real difference to your business and provide you with tangible cost savings. Office 365 is a subscription service so it is provided for a low monthly fee and can be scaled up or down as the business demands. Click here to see a short video on Office 365 and what it offers your organisation.
For further reading on Office 2007 reaching End of Life click here to read the article on Microsoft’s website.