End of support for the Excel and PowerPoint viewers and the Office Compatibility Pack


The Excel viewer, PowerPoint viewer, PowerPoint 2007 viewer, and the Office Compatibility Pack will be retired in April, 2018. At that time, they will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates.

Microsoft recommends using these applications to view Excel or PowerPoint files:

  • On Windows 10 PCs, download the free Excel Mobile or PowerPoint Mobile application from the Windows Store.
  • On iOS devices, download the free Excel or PowerPoint for iOS application from the Apple Store.
  • On Android devices, download the free Excel or PowerPoint for Android application from the Google Play store.
  • Try Office 365 for free for 1 month, which gives you access to the full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more and can be installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs, plus up to 5 tablets and 5 phones.
  • On Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PCs, upload the file to OneDrive and view it for free using Excel or PowerPoint Online.

Also, as previously announced in this blog, the Word viewer will be retired this month and will no longer be supported with security updates.

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