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 April 2023 may increase your organization’s exposure to security risks or impact your ability to meet compliance obligations.
Also, if you connect to Microsoft 365 with an Office 2013 client, you might experience performance or reliability issues. Since October 2020, Office 2013 is not a supported client to connect to Microsoft 365 services. These are the client versions of Office that are currently supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services:
- Microsoft 365 Apps
- Office LTSC 2021
- Office 2019
- Office 2016
It is recommended to upgrade to Microsoft 365 Apps, which includes the Office apps you are familiar with (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). It is designed to receive regular updates and will help you stay current by getting security updates and our latest features.
Alternatively, if your organization requires a static, unchanging product, consider moving to Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) 2021. When evaluating your options, keep in mind the end of support dates for Office clients connecting to Microsoft 365 services.
For the Fixed Lifecycle Policy concerning Microsoft products, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/policies/fixed.
For details on Microsoft Office versions and connectivity to Microsoft 365 services, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/endofsupport/microsoft-365-services-connectivity.
For additional information on connectivity to Microsoft 365 services, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/endofsupport/microsoft-365-services-connectivity#additional-information-about-connectivity-to-microsoft-365-services.
For more information on how to upgrade from older versions of Office to Microsoft 365 Apps, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/endofsupport/plan-upgrade-older-versions-office.
For software licensing information on Microsoft products, please visit: https://www.schneider.im/software/microsoft/.
Please contact us for more information on how to upgrade your Microsoft Office environment or to request a quote.