Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 End of Support
The 13th of October is a big day for Microsoft as SharePoint 2010 is coming to end of extended support and Office 2010 support is coming to an end. During this guide, we will be highlighting what this means for your business and what your next steps should be.
Office 2010: End of Support
Office 2010 is going End of Support on 13th October. Meaning Microsoft will no longer be providing technical support of software and security updates. In the last 10 years, Microsoft has come a long way – with the release of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and numerous other cloud-based productivity applications. They’ve kept innovating in the cloud, where the market just keeps on moving.
In Microsoft’s announcement about Office 2010 going end of support they stated:
Microsoft will not take any active measures to block legacy versions of the Office client from connecting to Office 365 services, but these older clients may encounter performance and/or reliability issues over time.
So what should you do?
Using Office 2010 will leave you vulnerable to security attacks and will put your data at risk due to the lack of updates and support from Microsoft. Meaning there’s never been a better time to upgrade to Microsoft 365.
By upgrading, you’ll benefit from
- Security updates and tools such as EMS
- The ability to access your data anytime, from any device
- The power of the applications in Microsoft 365. Co-author and edit your documents, slide decks and spreadsheets all in real-time
- The sharing capabilities of Microsoft 365. Collaborate with other employees by making edits and feedback within your file
SharePoint 2010: End of Extended Support
From 13th October, SharePoint 2010 will reach the end of its extended support – meaning you’ll be left in the dark. With no support. No security updates. And the chance your operating system support SharePoint 2010 is coming end of life, or already has.
Microsoft has said that; Lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can be devastating. This may include regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved. For example, lack of compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards might mean companies such as Visa and MasterCard will no longer do business with you. Or, the new cost of doing business will include paying catastrophic penalties and astronomically high transaction fees. In the worst case, lack of compliance can even result in lost business.
So, what should you do?
You can make the most of the up to date version of SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365. Allowing your business to benefit from:
- Access your intranet on the go through a mobile device
- Regular new features and comprehensive security updates
- The ability to personalise your site
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