Microsoft to Stop Supporting Office 2016 for Mac in October

Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac is set to reach its end of support date on October 13, 2020, and after that date, connecting to Office 365 services using the Office 2016 for Mac software will no longer be supported.

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Microsoft shared the detail in a support document from July highlighting which versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 services in the future.

Connecting to Office 365 services using Office 2016 for Mac isn't supported after October 13, 2020. That's because Office 2016 for Mac reaches end of support on that date.

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows, Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, and Microsoft Apps for business will all continue to work with Office 365.

According to Microsoft, no active measures will be taken to block other versions of the Office client, like Office 2013, but older clients could encounter performance or reliability issues over time.

This suggests that connecting to Office 365 services using Office for Mac 2016 could potentially work after the deadline, but it's not entirely clear if that will be the case.

Office 2016 for Mac users who rely on Microsoft's products and services can purchase Office 2019 for $150 or subscribe to Microsoft 365 Personal for $70 per year. Office 2019 will be supported through 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

centauratlas Avatar
50 months ago
And this is why subscription software is dreadful.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
50 months ago
They like that recurring O365 subscription a lot more than a one time buy...
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
50 months ago
Welcome to the future! Where we lease everything and own nothing! Yay us!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
match14 Avatar
50 months ago
I use Office 2016 for Mac currently, but never use office 365 services, so I’ll stick with what I have.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
50 months ago
I'm actually a bit surprised Microsoft still charges for MS Office for personal home use. Between Apple's and Google's free offerings for personal use, and Microsoft clearly making the bulk of their revenue from corporate and business clients, why bother anymore?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SSDGUY Avatar
50 months ago
I stopped supporting Microsoft long before 2016.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)