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Office 2007 is being officially retired

What does Office 2007 retiring mean?

Office 2007 is ending “extended support” on October 10, 2017. After that time, there will no longer be security updates, so customers should upgrade to avoid being vulnerable to new security risks.

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What options are available for individual or home users?

Office 2016 is a one-time purchase is more like the traditional way customers have purchased Office in the past, sold as a digital download rather than on a disc.

  • You can choose from Office Home & Student 2016 or Office Home & business 2016
  • Both include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for use on one PC or Mac. Office Home & Business 2016 adds Outlook
  • These applications are not automatically updated. In order to get the latest version, customers will need to purchase Office again when the new version becomes available

Office 2016 and 365

Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date productivity tools from Office.

  • You can choose from Office 365 home, which lets you share with up to four other members of your household on up to five PCs or Macs
  • You can even use advanced features on your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone or tablet with an Office 365 subscription
  • Both Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal include the latest version of the fully-installed Office applications your customers already know and love like, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and even Publisher and Access
  • Both also include 1 TB of OneDrive storage and 60 Skype minutes per month for each user. Plus, Office 365 includes ongoing tech support and exclusive new features every month

Which is the right Office for you?

Office 2016 and 365 comparison

Office 2016 applications at

Learn more about Office 2016 and Office 365 or see the full range available from Ebuyer here.

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  1. Chris 7 June, 2017 at 23:09

    As an Excel poweruser I need 100% compatible software home and work so I use Micro$oft. Having said that, using 365 home gives 5 installs for 1 year for £65. I got mine on Black Friday for £48 though! Bargain.

    Office has its good and bad. 90% of users can use LibreOffice or Open office well with no problems.

    For now…Ill stick with Richmond!

  2. Anonymous 26 June, 2017 at 14:59

    I think Office 365 is good value especially as I have not paid full price for it yet. Getting tech support is worthwhile as, after yet another update, Word and Excel couldn’t access their files, which luckily, tech support was able to sort out.

  3. Deb Tasker 20 August, 2017 at 11:34

    That’s BS. I use 2007 everyday and have since 2007. I hate the other crap they have brought out since.
    It’s not bloody fair. I don’t WANT to use the other crap. It doesn’t do what I need or want like 2007. GRR forced to use windows 10, Picasa ends and now 2007. wake up to yourselves and stop retiring things people use and like and giving up crappy programs

  4. Been There 6 October, 2017 at 05:49

    I second what Deb Tasker said. I am just as happy to use the 2007 version with lots of good features including Picture Manager. Go for the new version and good luck with locating Picture Manager download online. I heard it’s possible but a pain.

    Picasa ends? I used it only yesterday. Will miss this one definitely.

    Why oh why everything that’s good is going away, and we have to put up with the new crap against our will? This SUCKS. Shame on Microsoft. Argh

  5. Anonymous 10 October, 2017 at 16:17

    This is Bull! 2007 is great. This is a rip off by Microsoft. The cost and service is crap. Retire a service that works great, this a scam .

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