Skip to main content
Chat

Urgent message from Microsoft about Office 2010

November 5, 2020

Office2010

Support for Office 2010 ended on October 13, 2020 and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function.
Office 2010 reached its end of support on October 13, 2020. If you haven’t already begun to upgrade your Office 2010 environment, we recommend you start now.
Because Office 2010 has reached its end of support, you should explore your options and prepare an upgrade plan to either of these latest versions of Office:

  • Cloud Subscription – Microsoft 365 Apps, the subscription version of Office that comes with many Office 365 (and Microsoft 365) enterprise and business plans.
  • One Time Purchase – Office 2019, which is sold as a one-time purchase and available for one computer per license.

A key difference between Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 is that Microsoft 365 Apps is updated on a regular basis, as often as monthly, with new features. Office 2019 only has the same features that it had when it was released in October 2018.


Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft. There are Microsoft 365 plans for home and personal use, as well as for small and midsized businesses, large enterprises, schools, and non-profits.


Office 2019 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office apps for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. However, there are no upgrade options which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price. (The target end of life date for Office 2019 is 10/14/2025)