Office 2007 End of Extended Support


Over the coming months you will start seeing more information about the upcoming demise of Office 2007, which reaches end of extended support on October 10, 2017.  Below I've included some of the partner facing information that will be included in a variety of content types, but before you take a look at that here are some of the important support articles you need to be aware of.

Office 2007 End Of Life Roadmap

Office 2007 approaching end of extended support

Now on to the official messaging...

Do you still have customers using Office 2007?

It’s important for them to move on to a modern solution with security updates and new features built in. Let’s get them the Office they really need!

Customers need a different kind of Office.

They need an office that’s mobile first and cloud first…that lets them work anywhere, on any device and still have all of their files. They need an office that lets them collaborate, edit, and create…simply. They need today’s Office

Office 2016

...is more like the traditional way your customers have purchased Office in the past. Back in 2007, it was a disc. These days, it’s usually sold as a digital download. Office 2016 is a one-time purchase and is available in either Office Home & Student 2016 or Office Home & Business 2016. Both include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for use on a single PC or Mac. Office Home & Business 2016 adds Outlook. These applications are not automatically updated. In order to get the latest version, your customers will need to purchase Office again when the new version becomes available.

Office 365

...is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date productivity tools from Office. Office 365 Home lets you share with up to four other members of your household on up to five PCs or Macs. Office 365 Personal is just for one user on only one PC or Mac. You can even use advanced features on your iPad, iPhone, or Android tablet or phone with an Office 365 subscription.

Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal

...both include the latest version of the fully installed Office applications your customers already know and love...Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and even Publisher and Access. Both also include 1 TB of OneDrive storage per user and 60 Skype minutes per month for each user. Plus, Office 365 includes ongoing tech support and exclusive new features every month

Get them into the version of Office that's right them

Let’s compare Office 365 and Office 2016 side-by-side:

 

Office 365

Annual Subscription

Office 2016

One-time cost

Installations

Up to 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and smartphones

Only for use on 1 PC/Mac
Applications

The very latest Office apps

Standard Office 2016 apps
Feature Updates

Exclusive monthly upgrades and new features included

No feature updates or upgrades
Cloud Storage

1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user

Not included
Mobile Features

Premium features when using Office 365 on a mobile device

View files and perform basic edits
Skype

60 monthly minutes included

Not included
Support

Technical and billing support throughout subscription

Technical support only for installation

Office FAQ

What does Office 2007 retiring mean?

Office 2007 is ending "extended support" on October 10, 2017. After that time, there will no longer be security updates, so customers should upgrade to avoide being vulnerable to new security risks

What is the difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date productivity tools from Office.

You can choose from Office 365 home, which lets you share with up to four other members of your household on up to five PCs or Macs.You can even use advanced features on your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone or tablet with an Office 365 subscription.Both Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal include the latest version of the fully-installed Office aplications your customers already know and love like, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and even Publisher and Access.Both also include 1 TB of OneDrive storage per ser and 60 Skype minutes per month for each user.

Plus, Office 365 includes ongoing tech support and exclusive new features every month

Office 2016 is a one-time puchase is more like the traditional way customers have purchased Office in the past, sold as a digital download rather than on a disc.

You can choose from Office Home & Student 2016 or Office Home & business 2016Both include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for use on one PC or Mac. Office Home & Business 2016 adds Outlook.

These applications are not automatically updated. In order to get the latest version, customers will need to purchase Offcie again when the new version becomes available.

What options are available for individual or home users?

Home users with an individual copy of Office 2007 could consider one of the following options:

Purchase Office 365 for home use. Choose between Office 265 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription, sign up, and install the latest version of Office on your Windows or Mac computer, your smartphone, and your tablet. You’ll enjoy cloud storage with OneDrive, get 60 minutes of Skype calls to mobile and landline numbers each month, and get many other great featuresPurchase Office Home & Student 2016 for Windows or Office Home & Student for Mac and install Office 2016 on your computer.

 

I only use the basics like Word - what version is right for me?

Purchase Office Home & Student 2016 for Windows or Mac at a one-time cost for use on one PC or one Mac

I like having the latest versions and features of my applications - what version is right for me?

Purchase Office 365. It’s always up-to-date and includes all the applications they already love with new features coming out all the time.

 


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