Can I still use Office 2010?

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Support for Office 2010 ended on October 13, 2020 and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.

What means for you after October 13, 2020

  • Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently reported or discovered. This includes security updates which can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
  • You’ll no longer receive Office 2010 software updates from Microsoft Update.
  • You’ll no longer receive or chat technical support.
  • No further updates to support content will be provided and most online help content will be retired.
  • You’ll no longer be able to download Office 2010 from the Microsoft web site.

Microsoft Office – Which is the latest version?

The latest version(s) of Microsoft Office now comes in 2 purchase options:

  1. Microsoft subscription (annual subscription)
  2. Office 2021 (one-time purchase)

Office 2021 is the current version of Microsoft Office, succeeding , and Office . It was released to general availability for and for macOS on September 24, 2018.

What is the difference between Office 2021 and Office 365?

In very simple terms.

  • Office 2021 is an outright purchase for 1 PC or Mac and costs from A$169 per computer and is for customers who aren’t ready for the cloud, Office is on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, , Project, , , and and lasts 3 to 5 years. There are 3 versions, Home & Student, Home & Business , Professional
  • Office is a monthly or annual subscription and costs as little as *A$22 per computer per year and can be installed on up to 5 computers (PC or Mac)
*based on  Office 365 Home – A$109/year inc GST and installing on 5 computers

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