In the spring of 2019, Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 2013 client connections to Office 365 cloud services would lose support. The end of support will be October 13 of 2020. Below, our IT services team in San Diego explains the impact of this rapidly approaching deadline.
Office 13 Deadline
Once the deadline passes, commercial investments related to SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and OneDrive for Business or Office 365 cloud services will move forward in accordance with the requirements following those of Office 2013. These requirements will primarily be based on Office 365 ProPlus. Continuous support for Office 2019 and Office 2016 applications within Office 365 are available until the fall of 2023. If you want to find out the details of the existing system requirements, you can find them on the Office system requirements page.
Older MS Office clients will not be prevented from tapping into Office ’13 and ’10 then connecting to the Office 365 services. Legacy clients that attempt to tap into the updated cloud service might experience availability and performance problems. Furthermore, clients will risk compliance and security challenges that Microsoft probably won’t be able to rectify as the service will no longer be supported.
How Does the End of Office 2013 Impact Your Specific Organization?
In order to fully understand how your business will be affected by the end of support for Office 2013, it is in your interest to visit a System Center Configuration Manager dashboard. This dashboard will answer your questions and provide information in regard to user migration. Our IT services team in San Diego can help you make sense of these dashboards.
In particular, the SCCM Product Lifecycle dashboard will prove helpful. This dashboard makes it easy for users to view the Office versions that operate on desktops and pinpoint those that require upgrades to function with the services of Office 365. Furthermore, there is an Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade Readiness Report within the Office 365 client management dashboard that will help pinpoint inventory desktops that are configured for a seamless Office 365 ProPlus upgrade. In fact, these dashboards are even designed to locate users who are still using the Office 2013 and Office 2010 clients, add Office365 ProPlus, and lend support beyond the deadline of October 13.
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If you are worried about Office 2013 ending or have any other tech challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out to our IT services team in San Diego for assistance. Contact us now for more information.