What will the end of Microsoft Office 2007 mean for your business?
CT can help ensure your system is protected and ready for the future
In just a matter of days, Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle.
Although you can continue to use Office 2007 after Microsoft ends its support, CT does not recommend this.
When the support ends, Microsoft will stop providing security fixes and updates that protect your computer.
Without these updates, your computer will become more susceptible to attacks, viruses and malicious software that can steal valuable client information.
The Windows 7 platform will also become more difficult to use, with some apps not available at all for your business.
The key one being Outlook. After the 10 October deadline, Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes, which means Outlook 2007 clients using Office 365 will not be able to receive and send emails.
CT would strongly recommend to customers who are using Office 2007 products and services to start planning to move to Office 365 or upgrade to supported versions of Office products and services, such as Office 2016.
Richard Thompson, our sales director, said: "Security is essential for your business. Whatever system you use, it needs to be supported, secure and protected.
"By removing support for Office 2007, the safety net has been taken away.
"The assurance of support is especially important for organisations, which tend to be conservative in their approach to upgrades."
To find out more about Office 2016 or Office 365 subscription models which allow customers pay a monthly or annual subscription and always receive the most current version of the Office desktop apps, please speak to your account manager today.
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