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Microsoft Office 2010 is going end of life.
After ten years of service, support for the 2010 version of Microsoft Office is ending on Tuesday 13th October 2020. In addition, support for Office 2016 for Mac will also be ending on the same day.
What does this mean?
You can continue using your copy of Microsoft Office 2010, but Microsoft will no longer be providing software and security updates, or technical support.
Why upgrade if I can still use Office 2010?
Once Microsoft stops issuing security updates, Office 2010 will become vulnerable to Cyber Security risks. These risks will only increase over time.
It’s also important to remember that you are using a Software application that is heavily outdated, which means that you are missing out on many new additional features and an updated graphical user interface that is far more intuitive.
Visit the official Office 2010 end of support page for more information.
What version should I upgrade to?
Microsoft Office is now a subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) which has recently been renamed from Office 365 to Microsoft 365.
There are different Microsoft 365 subscription plans available for home users, business users and Education establishments. Microsoft 365 can be used on both Macs and Windows PCs, although some apps are currently available for the PC only.
Subscriptions can be purchased annually, or for an affordable monthly fee. Visit this comparison page on the Microsoft 365 website to find out what apps are included with each subscription.
Do you require Microsoft Office 365 Education?
Certain students and educators at eligible institutions can get Microsoft Office 365 for free! The Education version of 365 includes additional classroom tools, in addition to the traditional Office apps, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Click on the resource link below to find out if you are eligible.