Key End of Support dates for Office 2016, 2019 Apps & Productivity Servers
Published Apr 15 2024 08:00 AM 20.8K Views

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What does end of support mean?

All of the above applications and servers (including Office 2016, Office 2019) will reach the end of support (EOS) on October 14, 2025. After this end date, Microsoft will no longer provide security fixes, bug fixes, or technical support. Using products after end of support leaves your organization vulnerable to potential security threats, productivity losses, and compliance issues. 

 

What we recommend

We recommend migrating devices running end of support products to the cloud with Microsoft 365 E3 to stay continuously supported. Microsoft 365 E3 includes familiar Microsoft 365 apps—such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more—along with online services like SharePoint and Exchange.

Microsoft 365 E3 is a comprehensive solution that not only includes the familiar Microsoft 365 apps but also offers a range of additional capabilities:

  • Foundational Zero-Trust: Helps secure identities, devices, and applications against threats.
  • Streamlined Endpoint Management: Provides IT administrators with management tools and enhanced user experience for employees.
  • Productivity and collaboration: Promotes collaboration across your organization, fostering new ways of working.

 

Other options for disconnected environments

We know there is not a “one-size-fits-all" approach to how to manage EOS. This is why we also offer other solutions to help with your unique needs:

  • For devices that need to remain disconnected or are not yet ready to move the cloud, we launched Office Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). This version of Office was designed for devices that can’t accept feature updates or connect to the Internet. Note that Office LTSC 2021 will reach the end of support on October 13, 2026.
  • To continue running Exchange Server on-premises, the next version of Exchange Server will ship in H2 of 2025. We recommend customers move to Exchange Server 2019 now. The next version of Exchange Server will be released before Exchange Server 2019 (and Exchange Server 2016) reach end of life, and customers can do an in-place upgrade from Exchange Server 2019 to the next version.

 

Additional resources

Below are some other steps you can take to begin preparing your organization for Office 2016 and Office 2019 end of support:

Please visit our Office End of Support Tech Community for more information and resources about the end of support for Office. Or fill out this form to get in touch with sales and have a specialist demonstrate how Microsoft 365 can benefit your organization.

 

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