Microsoft reminds Office 2013 to reach end-of-support in April 2023

In January 2013, Microsoft officially released Microsoft Office 2013, which has been released for 9 years in a blink of an eye. By this time next year, in April 2022, Office 2013 will be released for 10 years, and 10 years will also be the end of the product’s life cycle.

According to a support announcement released by Microsoft, Office 2013 will end support on April 11, 2022. End-of-support state means that users can still continue to use Office 2013 but can no longer get security updates, which is critical for businesses because using a product that is no longer supported may not meet compliance requirements.

For individual users, it is best to upgrade to a supported version if possible, because continuing to use a version that lacks security updates may have loopholes that can be exploited by hackers, but the software itself will not affect the normal use of functions after it expires.

After five years of Mainstream Support and five years of Extended Support, Microsoft Office 2013 will end Extended Support on April 11, 2023. Security updates for Office 2013 will no longer be available after this date in accordance with the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

Microsoft will no longer provide any security updates after Office 2013 reaches the end of support, and continued use of Office 2013 by customers after April 2023 may increase your organization’s security risk or affect your ability to meet your compliance obligations.
The currently supported versions include Office 2016, Office 2019, Office 2021, and the Office LTSC version. Users can choose the version according to their needs.