Microsoft recently announced that it would no longer provide any services for Office 2016 users after October 13, 2020, and hopes to promote these users to Office 365. And now Microsoft has decided to extend this date to 2023. Jared Spataro, director of marketing for Office and Windows, said: “To give you more time to transition fully to the cloud, we are now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023.”
Jared hasn’t announced the reason for Microsoft’s decision to change. It may be an adjustment made by Microsoft after receiving the news. Also, Jared also said that support for Office ProPlus on the Windows 8.1 platform would continue until Windows 8.1 stops supporting (January 2023).