From October 13, 2020 onward, only these versions of Office are supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services:
- Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (previously named Office 365 ProPlus)
- Microsoft 365 Apps for business (previously named Office 365 Business)
- Office LTSC 2021, such as Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021
- Office 2019, such as Office Professional Plus 2019
- Office 2016, such as Office Standard 2016
Office 2019 and Office 2016 will be supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services until October 2023.
Examples of Microsoft 365 services include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.
For Microsoft 365 Apps, you must be using a supported version. For a list of which versions are currently supported, see Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps.
We won’t take any active measures to block other versions of the Office client that are still supported and are up to date, such as Office 2013 with Service Pack 1, from connecting to Microsoft 365 services. But these older clients may encounter performance or reliability issues over time.
Impact of using older Office clients to connect to Microsoft 365 services
After October 13, 2020, ongoing investments to our cloud services won’t take into account older Office clients. Over time, these Office clients may encounter performance or reliability issues. Organizations that use these older clients will almost certainly face an increased security risk and may find themselves out of compliance depending upon specific regional or industry requirements.
Therefore, administrators should update older Office clients to versions of Office supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 services.
Upgrade resources available to administrators
We recommend that you upgrade older Office clients to a subscription version of the Office client, such as Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. The most up-to-date subscription versions of the Office client are always supported connecting to Microsoft 365 services.
We provide various services to help you upgrade to subscription versions of the Office client. The following list provides some examples of resources that are available:
- Microsoft FastTrack, for migration and deployment assistance from Microsoft experts.
- App Assure, for assistance from Microsoft with application compatibility issues.
- Deployment guide for Microsoft 365 Apps, for technical documentation.
- Product lifecycle dashboard and upgrade readiness dashboard, for users of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (current branch).
- Readiness Toolkit for Office add-ins and VBA, to help identify potential issues with add-ins and VBA macros used in your organization.
Other changes related to connectivity to Microsoft 365 services
Retirement of TLS 1.0 and 1.1
After October 15, 2020, you must be using at least TLS 1.2 to connect to Microsoft 365 services. For more information, see Disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1 for Microsoft 365 and Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC.
Basic authentication with Exchange Online
There are some changes planned related to the use of Basic Authentication with Exchange Online. For more information, see Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update.
Retirement of Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Online was retired on July 31, 2021. For more information, see Skype for Business Online retirement.
Minimum version requirements for Outlook for Windows
- The information in this section was communicated in the following Message center post in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
- Message ID: MC229143
- Message title: Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity
- Publish date: December 9, 2020.
- For more information, see the New minimum Outlook for Windows version requirements for Microsoft 365 blog post on the Microsoft Tech Community.
- This information only applies to Outlook for Windows. It doesn’t apply to Outlook on other operating systems, such as macOS, iOS, or Android.
Starting on November 1, 2021, the following versions are the minimum versions of Outlook for Windows you need to be using to be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services, such as Exchange Online.
- Version 1706 of Microsoft 365 Apps
- Version 16.0.4600.1000 of Office 2016 (with the November 2017 Update, KB 4051890)
- Version 15.0.4971.1000 of Office 2013 (Service Pack 1 with the October 2017 Update, KB 4043461)
All versions of Outlook 2019 should be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services, but only the most current version is supported.
Even though newer versions of Outlook 2013 might be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services, it’s not supported and you may encounter performance or reliability issues.
Versions of Outlook that are newer than those versions listed, but aren’t the most current (supported) versions, may experience connectivity issues. To find what is the most current (supported) version, see the following articles:
- Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date)
- Update history for Office 2016 C2R and Office 2019
- Latest updates for versions of Outlook that use Windows Installer (MSI)
Additional information about connectivity to Microsoft 365 services
- Versions of Office LTSC 2021 will be supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services until October 2026.
- Connecting to Microsoft 365 services using Office 2016 for Mac isn’t supported. That’s because Office 2016 for Mac reached its end of support on October 13, 2020.
- The following versions of Project are supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services:
- Project Online Desktop Client
- Project Professional 2021 and Project Standard 2021
- Project Professional 2019 and Project Standard 2019 (until October 2023)
- Project Professional 2016 and Project Standard 2016 (until October 2023)
- The following versions of Visio are supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services:
- Visio desktop app that comes with a Visio Plan 2 subscription
- Visio LTSC Professional 2021 and Visio LTSC Standard 2021
- Visio Professional 2019 and Visio Standard 2019 (until October 2023)
- Visio Professional 2016 and Visio Standard 2016 (until October 2023)
- This information about connecting to Microsoft 365 services doesn’t apply to InfoPath 2013 or SharePoint Designer 2013.
- For end of support dates for different versions of Office on various versions of Windows, see the Office configuration support matrix.
- To discuss or learn more about end of support for Office versions, visit Microsoft Office End of Support on the Microsoft Tech Community.
Windows 10 Home und Pro
Windows 10 Home und Pro folgen der Modern-Lifecycle-Richtlinie.
Dies gilt für die folgenden Editionen: Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations
Ab Windows 10, Version 21H2 (das Windows Update vom 10. November 2021), werden Funktionsupdates jährlich in der zweiten Hälfte des Jahres über den Kanal für allgemeine Verfügbarkeit veröffentlicht. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. Microsoft wird bis zum 14. Oktober 2025 weiterhin mindestens einen Windows 10-Kanal unterstützen.
Die Supportzeiträume werden in Pacific Time (PT) für Redmond (Washington, USA) angegeben.
|Windows 10 Home und Pro||29. Juli 2015||14. Okt. 2025|
|Version 21H2||16. Nov. 2021||13. Juni 2023|
|Version 21H1||18. Mai 2021||13. Dez. 2022|
|Version 20H2||20. Okt. 2020||10. Mai 2022|
|Version 2004||27. Mai 2020||14. Dez. 2021|
|Version 1909||12. Nov. 2019||11. Mai 2021|
|Version 1903||21. Mai 2019||8. Dez. 2020|
|Version 1809||13. Nov. 2018||10. Nov. 2020|
|Version 1803||30. Apr. 2018||12. Nov. 2019|
|Version 1709||17. Okt. 2017||9. Apr. 2019|
|Version 1703||11. Apr. 2017||9. Okt. 2018|
|Version 1607||2. Aug. 2016||10. Apr. 2018|
|Version 1511||10. Nov. 2015||10. Okt. 2017|
|Version 1507||29. Juli 2015||9. Mai 2017|
Microsoft Windows 10 and Apple MAC OS Platforms Compatibility with Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) and Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC)
- 21 Jul 2021
This article provides the compatibility matrix for Windows 10 and MAC operating systems of Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) and Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC).
This article will be updated as soon as new information has been provided.DETAILSNote that these are the minimum versions of the products to officially add support; however, customers are encouraged to visit the Download Center to make sure they have the latest version available or visit the Online Help Center for more information.
New minimum Outlook for Windows version requirements for Microsoft 365
We are quickly approaching the November 1st deadline when the minimum version requirements for connecting Outlook for Windows to Office 365/Microsoft 365 services will change. So, we thought we’d share more information on why we’re doing that.
After November 1, 2021, only Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (with latest fixes) and later will be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services. It’s worth noting here that Outlook 2007, 2010, and Office 2013 versions earlier than 15.0.4971.1000 aren’t supported now, but we know some customers just can’t quit them.
The deadline is approaching!
Since our Message Center post last fall, we’ve seen a drop in the usage of the unsupported versions of Outlook for Windows – great job! If you’re still running older versions, please start working on a plan to move by November 1st.
Our Customer Support team is actively reaching out to tenants that have the most usage on Outlook 2007 and 2010 to help them meet the deadline. If you have questions or concerns about getting all users off these unsupported builds, please reach out to your support teams.
Why are we blocking old versions?
Older versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2007 and 2010 are incompatible with the following upcoming service changes, which is prompting this controlled block:
- Support for basic authentication is ending to increase the security of Microsoft 365 by relying on modern authentication protocols, which are not only more secure, but also provide compliance and policy controls to help you manage your data.
- We’re working on adding support for HTTP/2 in Microsoft 365. HTTP/2 is a full duplex protocol, which decreases latency through header compression and request multiplexing. On the service side, we’ll be able to better prioritize requests and more effectively push data to clients.
It can be a challenge to stay current, but there are many reasons why staying current is a good idea:
- Security fixes will protect your devices against known vulnerabilities.
- Reliability – over the last five years we’ve eliminated 75% of crashes in Outlook!
- Updated versions have all the coolest new features to make your life easier!
- For Office 2007 and 2010, use the roadmaps listed below to move to Microsoft 365 Apps. If your organization is highly regulated or uses devices that can’t take updates, consider Office 2019
- For Office 2013, move to Version 15.0.4971.1000 of Office 2013 (Service Pack 1 with the October 2017 Update)
- For Office 2016, move to Version 16.0.4600.1000 of Office 2016 (With the November 2017 Update, KB 4051890)
- Office 2007 end of support roadmap
- Office 2010 end of support roadmap
- Office versions and connectivity to Office 365 Services (See section specific to Outlook for Windows)
- Deployment guide for Microsoft 365 Apps
August 19, 2021
New pricing for Microsoft 365
By Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365Share
Today we are announcing changes to our commercial pricing for Microsoft 365—the first substantive pricing update since we launched Office 365 a decade ago. This updated pricing reflects the increased value we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years. Let’s take a look at some of the innovations we’ve delivered over the past decade in three key areas—communications and collaboration, security and compliance, and AI and automation—as well as the addition of audio conferencing capabilities that we’re announcing today.
A decade of continuous innovation
Since its launch a decade ago, Office 365 has grown to over 300 million commercial paid seats. Along the way, we have continuously re-invested to meet the changing needs of our customers. Four years ago, we introduced Microsoft 365 to bring together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). That same year we added Microsoft Teams as the only integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—right in the flow of work.
In fact, since introducing Microsoft 365 we have added 24 apps1 to the suites—Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Stream, Planner, Visio, OneDrive, Yammer, and Whiteboard—and have released over 1,400 new features and capabilities in three key areas.
1. Communication and collaboration. Microsoft Teams is the new front end across work, life, and learning for more than 250 million monthly active users. We launched Teams in 2017 as the only integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—with the power of the Office apps—all within the flow of work. In 2020 alone we released over 300 new capabilities including Together mode, background effects, large gallery view, raise hand, live reactions, breakout rooms, live captions with speaker attribution, and Fluid components, just to name a few.
We introduced a new category of collaborative applications in Teams, empowering people and organizations for hybrid work through deep integrations with Power Platform, Whiteboard, Lists, Planner, Shifts, Forms, and SharePoint. Companies like Adobe, Atlassian, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, and Workday have built apps that deeply integrate with Teams, bringing business processes and functions directly into the flow of work.
We continue to innovate on both real-time and asynchronous collaboration. We introduced real-time collaboration in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint desktop apps while a growing set of capabilities like @mentions, assign tasks, modern comments, and auto-save have streamlined the collaboration experience. We’ve added and expanded OneDrive cloud storage and the Exchange Online mailboxes.
2. Security and compliance. The cybersecurity landscape is more complex than ever. With the accelerating volume, sophistication, and scale of cyberattacks, security and compliance are a priority for every organization. Since we first introduced Microsoft 365, we have added new attack surface reduction capabilities to help organizations defend against ransomware and other threats. We have added capabilities like data loss prevention (DLP) for email and documents, sensitivity labels, and message encryption to help keep important data within the organization. And we have added powerful compliance capabilities that help organizations reduce risk and respond to increasing regulatory requirements such as Content Search, eDiscovery, and core Litigation Hold. Built-in mobile device management (MDM) and other management tools like Microsoft Endpoint Manager help admins support remote and hybrid workforces.
3. AI and automation. Over the past decade, we have infused AI capabilities across our productivity and collaboration applications to help everyone achieve more. Across Microsoft 365, we have introduced AI-powered innovations to help users be better writers, designers, and presenters. Cloud-powered AI now automatically creates maps, charts, and tables in Excel, and sorts email and removes clutter in Outlook. And AI-powered real-time translation, captions, and transcription make collaboration and communication more accessible and engaging for everyone.
Extending audio conferencing capabilities
And today, we are announcing that we will add unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across our enterprise, business, frontline, and government suites over the next few months. Even as cloud connectivity increases, we know that people join Teams meetings while they are on the go or struggling with a bad internet connection. Currently included with Microsoft 365 E5 and Office 365 E5, we have come to see dial-in as an important part of the complete Teams experience. Available with subscription in over 70 countries and with interactive support in 44 languages and dialects, unlimited dial-in provides peace of mind that users will be able to join their Microsoft Teams meeting from virtually any device regardless of location.
The pricing changes we are announcing today will go into effect in six months. On March 1, 2022, we will update our list pricing for the following commercial products: Microsoft 365 Business Basic (from $5 to $6 per user), Microsoft 365 Business Premium (from $20 to $22), Office 365 E1 (from $8 to $10), Office 365 E3 (from $20 to $23), Office 365 E5 (from $35 to $38), and Microsoft 365 E3 (from $32 to $36). These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions. There are no changes to pricing for education and consumer products at this time.
As leaders around the world look to empower their people for a more flexible, hybrid world of work, it’s clear that every organization will need a new operating model across people, places, and processes. We’re committed to building on the value we’ve delivered over the past decade to continuously provide innovation that helps our customers succeed and thrive today and well into the future.
1At launch in June 2011, Office 365 included Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, Exchange, and InfoPath. We’ve since expanded to add other apps – in whole or in part – and entirely new capabilities including: Access, Bookings, Delve, Forms, GroupMe, Kaizala, Lens, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote Class Notebook, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Publisher, SharePoint, Staff Hub, Stream, Sway, Teams, To-Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Yammer.
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