Microsoft Office 2013 Reaches End of Support

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Microsoft announced yesterday that Office 2013 reached its end of support on April 11, 2023. The company has warned that it will no longer provide security patches and technical support for the perpetual-license product.

Microsoft originally released Office 2013 back in January 2013. The company dropped mainstream support for the product on April 20, 2018. Since then, Microsoft has only been offering security updates and bug fixes for Office 2013.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the end of its 10-year product support phase for Office 2013. The core functionality of the product may continue to work, but it won’t receive any new security patches. Microsoft reiterated that it would potentially increase the organization’s exposure to security risks and vulnerabilities.

Microsoft suggests organizations to migrate to its Microsoft 365 E3 services. Customers can choose to pay for the subscription-based version of Office on a monthly or annual basis. It gives users access to Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and OneNote.

Going forward, Microsoft will no longer test Office 2016 and Office 2019 connections to Microsoft 365. The company has confirmed that users might experience performance and reliability issues on their systems.

“Connecting Office 2016 and Office 2019 to Microsoft 365 reaches end of support on October 10, 2023. After this end date we won’t block these Office versions from connecting to Microsoft 365 services if they are kept up to date. But after October 10, 2023, improvements to Microsoft 365 services will no longer be tested with these Office versions, so, users could experience performance or reliability issues,” Microsoft explained.

Microsoft to kill off support for Office 2019 for Mac in October

Meanwhile, Microsoft has detailed its plans to end support for Office 2019 for Mac on October 10, 2023. The company is reminding customers that Office 2016 and Office 2019 will reach end of servicing on the same date.

Last week, Microsoft announced that SharePoint Server 2013 will no longer get updates after April 11, 2023. However, the SharePoint Server 2016 and 2019 editions will be supported until 2026 and 2014, respectively.