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PSA: Office 2016 for Mac will reach end of support on Oct 13

By Ng Chong Seng - on 4 Aug 2020, 4:07pm

PSA: Office 2016 for Mac will reach end of support on Oct 13

(Image: Microsoft.)

As noted by MacRumours, Office 2016 for Mac won’t be officially supported when it connects to Office 365 services after Oct 13, 2020. This is because the office productivity suite’s support lifecycle is slated to end on this date.

While it’s unclear whether this means Office 2016 for Mac can’t connect to Office 365 anymore after Oct 13 — it’s clear that Microsoft won’t be rendering any assistance if you were to face problems past this date.

Microsoft:

We won’t take any active measures to block other versions of the Office client, such as Office 2013, from connecting to Office 365 services, but these older clients may encounter performance or reliability issues over time.

While the Oct 13 date impacts the Mac version of Office 2016, it doesn’t apply to the Windows version. Starting this date, these versions of Office will still be supported for connecting to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services:

  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (previously named Office 365 ProPlus)
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business (previously named Office 365 Business)
  • Office 2019, such as Office Professional Plus 2019
  • Office 2016, such as Office Standard 2016

Microsoft released Office 2016 for Mac in Jul 2015.

Source: Microsoft (via MacRumours).