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Title: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: Corrine on April 10, 2018, 12:44:01 PM
From End of Exchange 2013 and Office 2013 Mainstream Support (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/rmilne/2018/04/10/end-of-exchange-2013-and-office-2013-mainstream-support/):
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Exchange 2013 and Outlook 2013 have now exited out of mainstream support and will be serviced as per their extended support life cycle policy.

Also see Microsoft Lifecycle Policy (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/16674)
Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: DR M on April 10, 2018, 01:10:07 PM
I didn't know that there was an expiration date for these products. Is Microsoft going to release a new product after 2016 expires, or Office 365 will replace them all?
Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: Corrine on April 10, 2018, 01:39:47 PM
Yes, there will be Office 2019:  Office 2019 On-Premises Release Details (February 1, 2018) (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4086137/office-2019-on-premises-release-details-february-1-2018)
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Last year at Ignite, we announced that Microsoft Office 2019 will ship in the fall of 2018. Previews will be available in the second quarter of 2018. This includes apps (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers (Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business).

Microsoft Office 2019 will provide 5 years of mainstream support with 2 years of extended support as an exception to the 10-year Fixed Lifecycle Policy term. This 7-year term will align with the support period for Microsoft Office 2016.

Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: Aaron Hulett on April 10, 2018, 02:17:57 PM
I believe Office 2019 will be the last non-subscription release; things will move to Office 365 solely after this release.
Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: Corrine on April 10, 2018, 02:28:16 PM
That is my understanding as well, Aaron.
Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: plodr on April 11, 2018, 12:41:36 PM
Dr M, the expiration date is for mainstream support. I've never called MS for support on any version of Office. So the expiration date really doesn't bother us; perhaps you too.

We are still using Office 2003 and Office 2007. Office 2003 got an update in Sept. 2017 and Office 2007 still continues to get security and non-security updates. I only install the security updates.
Title: Re: End of Mainstream Support for Office 2013
Post by: DR M on April 11, 2018, 03:35:21 PM
Dr M, the expiration date is for mainstream support. I've never called MS for support on any version of Office. So the expiration date really doesn't bother us; perhaps you too.

We are still using Office 2003 and Office 2007. Office 2003 got an update in Sept. 2017 and Office 2007 still continues to get security and non-security updates. I only install the security updates.

Thanks, plodr. :)