Support for Office 2010 is ending soon
After 10 years, support for Office 2010 is ending October 13, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or software and security updates. Continue to get supported by moving to Office 365 or other current versions of Office.
What does end of support mean?
End of support, which is sometimes referred to as “end of life,” means Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or software and security updates for Office 2010 on October 13, 2020.
What has changed since Office 2010?
The apps you know got smarter
Bringing ideas to life is easier with Office 365. Premium versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint help with built-in intelligence and let you coauthor, dictate into documents, and get real-time data.
Accomplish more, together
Easily share and collaborate with others by making edits and offering feedback in real time. Work together with others for free using Office for the web.
Always have access to your information
Access and save your files securely from anywhere on all your favorite devices with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
Protect what matters most
Safeguard your digital assets with OneDrive security such as ransomware detection, password-protected sharing links, and file recovery. With Outlook.com get advanced virus and phishing protection.
Ready for Office 365?
No, support for Office 2010 will be discontinued, but the software will continue to function. After October 13, 2020, if your computer is running Office 2010, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it's important that you move to our latest productivity software such as Office 365, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Office 2010 technical support. Learn more.
Office 2010 includes applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook but we have not introduced any features in almost 10 years. Office 365 includes premium versions of these applications plus other services that are enabled over the internet, including online storage with OneDrive, added security and coauthoring capabilities. With Office 365 you get the full Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet), and mobile devices. Office 365 is always up to date with the latest features and available as a monthly or annual subscription. Learn more about enterprise, education and consumer subscriptions.
See system requirements for compatible versions of Windows and macOS, and for other feature requirements.
No, while Office 365 offers the best collaboration experience, others can view and edit your files for free using Office for the web.
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 six 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 tablets, Windows tablets, iPhones® or Android phones, get an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and manage their own installs from 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, mobile device, or other device with an internet connection.