End of support for Office 2010 is coming

Office 2010 will reach its end of support on October 13th, 2020. 
Are you still using Office 2010? The best-in-class apps and services in Office 365 can increase your productivity and safeguard your data. 
Office 2010 to be retired

What will happen after October 13th, 2020?

To receive support and updates, you’ll need to upgrade your software

Office 2010 will have no additional feature or security updates

You’ll be unable to receive free or paid support for Office 2010

How can Office 365 help you achieve more?

Office 365 includes the same apps that you know and trust, but also provides integrated apps and services designed to help you achieve more every day with 24/7 support and automatic updates.

Office apps

Office apps

Get apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote installed across PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile devices.

Email and calendaring

Email and calendaring

Use business-class email through an Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser.
Work and meet online

Work and meet online

Host online meetings with instant messaging, screen sharing, and HD video conferencing.

Hub for teamwork

Teamwork for today

Connect your teams with Microsoft Teams, where your chats, important files, and favorite apps come together.
Easy Administration

Easy Administration

Deploy and manage Office 365 across your company, no IT expertise required. You can add and remove users in minute.



Rest easy with a 99.9% financially-backed uptime guarantee. 

Explore how Office 365 can help your business

7 ways to work smarter in the cloud:

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Office 2010 include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They’re available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC.

Office 365 plans include premium versions of these applications plus other services that are enabled over the internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes2 for home use. With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet), and phones1. Office 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription. Learn more.

See system requirements for compatible versions of Windows and macOS, and for other feature requirements.

You don’t need to be connected to the internet to use Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the applications are fully installed on your computer.
However, internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Office 365 subscription plans. For Office 365 plans, internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app.
You should also connect to the internet regularly to keep your version of Office 365 up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. If you don’t connect to the internet at least every 31 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your Office applications, reconnect to the internet.

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.

If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Office 365. You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.

If you purchase an auto-renew subscription, your subscription starts when you complete your purchase. You can purchase auto-renew subscriptions from Office365.com, MicrosoftStore.com, iTunes®, and some other retailers. If you purchase a pre-paid subscription, your subscription starts when you activate your subscription and land on your My Account page. You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions from a retailer or reseller, or a Microsoft support agent.

If you have an active Office 365 Home subscription, you can share it with up to five members of your household. Each household member you share your subscription with can use any of your available installs on their PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets1, Windows tablets, iPhones® or Android phones1, get an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and manage their own installs from www.office.com/myaccount.

To add someone to your subscription, visit www.office.com/myaccount and follow the onscreen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on your My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at www.office.com/myaccount.

“The cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted outside of your home or organization. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property (off-premises), and is maintained by a third party (hosted), instead of residing on a server at your home or business (on-premises) that you maintain. With Office 365, for example, information storage, computation, and software are located and managed remotely on servers owned by Microsoft. Many services you use every day are a part of the cloud—everything from web-based email to mobile banking and online photo storage. Because this infrastructure is located online or “in the cloud,” you can access it virtually anywhere, from a PC, tablet, smartphone, or other device with an internet connection.

End of support for other products

Know when to upgrade. To find end of support dates for other Microsoft products, CLICK HERE.

Microsoft Office 365 subscription is the latest version of Office. Previous versions include Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007 and Office 2003.

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1 Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region. Find out what's available in your country/region.
2 Availability of Skype minutes varies by country/region. Learn more.