Can I still use Office 2016?

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Support for Office 2016  ended on October 13, 2020. Rest assured that all your Office 2016 apps will continue to function—they won't disappear from your or Mac, nor will you lose any . However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.

Here's what the end of support means for you:

  • You'll no longer receive Office 2016 software updates from .
  • You'll no longer receive security updates. Security updates are what help protect your Mac from harmful viruses, , and other malicious software.
  • You'll no longer receive phone or chat technical support.
  • No further updates to support content will be provided. In fact, most online help content will be retired.

Microsoft Office – Which is the latest version?

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

  1. Microsoft subscription (annual subscription)
  2. Office 2019/21 (one-time purchase)

Office 2019/21 is the current version of Microsoft Office, succeeding Office 2016, and . It was released to general availability for Windows 10 and for on September 24, 2018.

What is the difference between Office 2019/21 and Office 365?

In very simple terms.

  • Office 2019 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 2019 is on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher and lasts 3 to 5 years. There are 3 versions, & Student, Home & Business , Professional
  • Office 365 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 purchasing Office 365 Home – A$109/year inc GST and installing on 5 computers


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