7 August 2020
Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010 will reach their end of support on October 13, 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates for Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010. You will still be able to use these versions of Office, but over time, organisations will face an increase in security risks and compliance issues.
Running legacy platforms allows security exploits to be leveraged against businesses and so retaining Office 2010 which Microsoft will no longer patch or bug fix is a significant risk.
Therefore because of the changes listed above, we strongly advise that you move to a current agile platform such as Microsoft 365.
Those who have Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus will not be able to maintain the accreditation as the Microsoft platforms will not be patched. To have these accreditation’s patches must be deployed within two weeks.
Why Move to Microsoft 365?
Businesses who adapted best to Covid-19 were those who were already using current technology and leveraging tools such as Teams, securely ahead of the lock down.
Those business were already benefiting from agile working practices which their staff and clients benefited from. Meanwhile, others were left unprepared and looking for last minute solutions to remote and agile working, this is now the opportunity for those businesses behind the curve to pull themselves into the present day with up to date technology.
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