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Microsoft wraps up revamped Office 2016 for Mac

Gregg Keizer | July 10, 2015
Microsoft today released Office 2016 for Mac to subscribers of its Office 365 rent-not-own plans, and said that standalone licenses would go on sale in September.

As expected, Microsoft has lengthened the support timeline for Office for Mac 2011, which has long been slated for retirement on Jan. 12, 2016. But with its replacement, Office 2016 for Mac, not appearing until now -- and the non-subscription editions until September -- that left too little time for customers, especially businesses with Macs, to upgrade.

"Mainstream support for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is extended as shown in order to provide all customers with the standard lifecycle transition timeline," Microsoft said on its revised support lifecycle page for Office for Mac 2011. Traditionally, Microsoft policy is to support an older edition of Office for at least two years after the appearance of its successor.

The support cutoff, when Microsoft will stop issuing security patches for the suite, is now Oct. 10, 2017.

 

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