What does ‘End of Life’ mean for Microsoft Office 2013?

The short answer is that security updates will stop when Office 2013 hits the End of Support date. Office apps will still function, but there may be security hazards. It is strongly advised to upgrade to a version that is supported.

When is this going to happen you ask? It already has, it was put into force on the 11th of April 2023.

The Microsoft Office suites gain from frequent updates, which normally come with one every month and contain security patches, new features, and bug fixes. Microsoft Office 2013 users who have reached the end of their support period will still be able to use the programme, but there won’t be any further upgrades, which might lead to security and technical difficulties in the future. These flaws and other security issues run the danger of extending downtime and maybe resulting in breaches of data security and compliance.

What has replaced Microsoft Office 2013?

People who are familiar with the Microsoft Office suite will notice that over the past ten years, hardly any new programmes have been introduced. However, users of its replacement, “Microsoft 365,” gain access to all of the apps’ premium versions as well as a vast array of extra services, features, and capabilities.

The newest version of the Microsoft programme has the following features, which we discussed in “Why we use Microsoft 365 for Cloud Services”:

  • All of the latest Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • The latest Microsoft Operating System – Windows 11
  • Workplace chat and video conferencing with Microsoft Teams
  • 1 TB of OneDrive cloud file storage
  • Feature updates and upgrades are unavailable anywhere else

Benefits of Microsoft 365

Remote anytime access

Traditional versions of the Office suite required installation on a particular piece of hardware, thereby limiting its access and use to a single computer or laptop.

With Microsoft 365, customers can log in from a laptop, PC, desktop, or mobile device and access all of the programmes and features whenever they want, anywhere in the globe, as long as they have an internet connection.

Users may access office documents and services apps, scan PDF files, and more while on the move thanks to the office mobile versions, which make sure that programmes are just as functional on mobile devices as they are on laptops and PCs.

Realtime collaboration with enterprise apps

It’s becoming more crucial for employees inside such firms to be able to continue collaborating without any restrictions as more and more enterprises choose to function using remote or hybrid working methods. The Microsoft 365 suite’s workplace apps are all connected, allowing users to interact and collaborate in real-time, enhancing productivity and business continuity.

Industry-leading security features

Security updates for customers of Microsoft Office 2013 ceased on April 11th, 2023. Users are greatly at danger of possible security breaches and subsequent compliance violations, both of which can have catastrophic effects on a brand’s reputation and customer confidence.

The regular security updates that Microsoft 365 users get give them the following benefits:

  • Easily enforce data security policies regarding where sensitive information can be saved, as well as restrict those able to access it
  • Implement automated retention policies necessary to meet relevant compliance regulations
  • Implement a wide range of security features including two-step authentication
  • Easily manage threat detection and antivirus / anti-malware services

Regularly and automatically updated

Users of Microsoft 365 will gain from routine upgrades that guarantee all services, programmes, and features are constantly operating at their peak performance. SaaS services work with the highest level of efficiency since service providers manage the facilities. For instance, Microsoft Teams has achieved an uptime of 99.99% since declaring its SLA.


Need Help implementing Microsoft 365 into your business?

Are you tired of constantly juggling multiple apps and platforms to stay organized and productive at work? Look no further than Microsoft 365! With Microsoft 365, you can streamline your workday by accessing all the tools you need in one place.

From email and calendar management to document creation and collaboration, Microsoft 365 has everything you need to work efficiently and effectively. With the power of the cloud, you can access your work from anywhere, on any device, making it easy to stay connected and productive on the go.

Don’t let the hassle of using multiple platforms hold you back. Make the switch to Microsoft 365 and start working smarter, not harder. Take control of your productivity and streamline your workday by adopting Microsoft 365 today!