Windows 7: Office 365 ProPlus Updates till 2023

[English]Brief information for users of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus who run this Office package on Windows 7. Microsoft wants to ensure support for this package until 2023.


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End of Life causing issues

The subscription version of Microsoft Office 365, receives monthly updates, so Office 365 ProPlus is always up to date. However, this requires that Office 365 ProPlus is installed on a Windows operating system that is still supported by Microsoft. But support for Windows 7 SP1 will end on January 14, 2020. 

Microsoft extends support till 2023

The tweet below from Woody Leonhard pointed me to this issue.  Microsoft has thought about what will happen to Windows 7 SP1 users who will be using Office 365 ProPlus after January 14, 2020.

Microsoft writes on the Windows 7 / Office Support page that the use of Office 365 ProPlus on older, unsupported operating systems can lead to performance and reliability issues over time. If you are using Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7 devices, Microsoft strongly recommends that you migrate these devices to Windows 10.

Although Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January 2020, Microsoft has decided to continue providing security updates for Office 365 ProPlus for the next 3 years, until January 2023. Microsoft is doing this to give users additional timefor the transition from Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7 devices to a supported operating system such as Windows 10.


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However, this step includes the limitation that a device that is still running Windows 7 will not receive updates for new features for Office 365 ProPlus. This also applies if users have purchased Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7 SP1.


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