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Microsoft products reaching End of Support 2023

In 2023, a list of Microsoft products will reach their End of Support on scheduled dates. Hence, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. The following products and releases, governed by the Fixed Policy, will reach their

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Microsoft products transitioning to Extended Support 2023

In 2023, a list of Microsoft products will be moving from Mainstream to Extended Support on scheduled dates. Extended Support includes security updates at no cost, and paid non-security updates and support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase. The

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Microsoft Office is becoming Microsoft 365

Effective November 1, 2022, the new Microsoft 365 App will replace Effective January 1, 2023, the new Microsoft 365 App will also replace the Office mobile app and the Office app for Windows. The “traditional” perpetual licenses for Office 2021 stay branded as Office at this time. There are

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Nuance now part of Microsoft

On March 4, 2022, Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nuance Communications. Nuance develops speech recognition solutions across all industries. This acquisition brings together Nuance’s conversational AI and ambient intelligence with Microsoft’s industry cloud offerings. They were formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed their name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in

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Microsoft Office 2013 end of support

Effective April 11, 2023, Microsoft Office 2013 reaches the End of Extended Support. There were five years of Mainstream Support, and five years of Extended Support. Per the Fixed Lifecycle Policy, after this date security updates for Office 2013 are no longer available. The continued use of Office 2013 after

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Microsoft Office LTSC 2021 generally available

Effective October 8, 2021, Microsoft Office LTSC 2021, the next perpetual license of Office is available. LTSC stands for Long Term Servicing Channel: Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021 Office LTSC Standard 2021 Office LTSC Standard for Mac 2021 Project * Professional 2021 Project * Standard 2021 Visio LTSC Professional 2021

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Microsoft Office LTSC and Office 2021 preview

On February 18, 2021, Microsoft announced their preview of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), the next perpetual release of Microsoft Office. Office LTSC offers five years of support and will be released on October 8, 2021. A commercial preview of Microsoft Office LTSC will be available in April

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Microsoft Office Online name change

Microsoft announced that they will remove the branding “Online” for the web version of Office and introduce new terminology for the apps on the web. Apps like Word Online are now called “Word for the web” or “Word in a browser”. This new terminology is already reflected in the product

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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 removed from Home Use Program

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 are no longer available as Home Use Program offers. Microsoft Office customers in the Home Use Program can now only buy Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscriptions. For further information on

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