Word Viewer to be retired in November, 2017

The Microsoft Word Viewer is being retired in November, 2017.  At that time, the Viewer will no longer be available for download and will no longer receive security updates.  Microsoft recommends using these applications to view Word files: On Windows 10 PCs, download the free Word Mobile application from the Windows Store. On iOS devices,…


End of support for Office XP

Per our earlier post, this is a reminder that on July 12, Office XP will exit the Extended Support phase of its lifecycle, per the Support Policy of Microsoft. After the end of support, Microsoft will no longer provide public fixes for the Office XP release. Automatic Updates that ship on “Patch Tuesday” will be…


SharePoint 2010 SP1 and the June Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010

Yesterday Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint 2010 was made available. SP1 contains a number of important fixes that improve the SharePoint experience for our customers. With the recommendation to install SP1 for SharePoint came a recommendation to ALSO deploy the June Cumulative Update (CU) for SharePoint simultaneously. It’s worth explaining this recommendation in detail…


End of Support for Office XP Products

We discussed some basics of the Office Support Policy in a prior post, explaining how Office versions have a 5 year window of Mainstream Support, and an additional 5 years of Extended Support. One of our releases is now at the end of its life cycle; this post is a reminder to those still using…