Microsoft Outlook 2007 End of Life

Ross MacKenzie
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Microsoft support for Outlook 2007 will end tomorrow, Tuesday 10 October 2017, and to remain supported, Outlook 2007 users will need to update to a more recent version of Outlook.  

At Cobweb, we’re recommending that Outlook 2007 users upgrade to one of the following:

Outlook 2016*

Microsoft’s most recently released version of Outlook for managing email, calendar and contacts. Outlook 2016 can also be selected with the Cobweb Hosted Exchange service as a further option.

Microsoft Office 365 Business or Office 365 Pro Plus

incorporating the Office 2016 suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Office 365 Business also includes OneDrive for Business, while Office 365 Pro Plus offers additional features. Both of these solutions include the potential to select the Cobweb Hosted Exchange service as a further option.

Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium or Office 365 Enterprise E3

moving from a Hosted Exchange service to the Microsoft 365 platform, these options will give users a new Outlook experience, as well as the full, automatically updating version of Microsoft Office applications and services, plus OneDrive for Business cloud storage, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business and Yammer.  

*Certain older versions of Office software, such as Office 2007, may be incompatible with current versions of Outlook (which include 2013 as well as 2016).

It’s also important to note, that upgrade choice may also be affected by other software currently running – but the Cobweb Team would be able to advise on all of this.

If you’re an Outlook 2007 customer with Cobweb, we’re extending use of Outlook 2007 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. This means that as a Cobweb customer, you’ll be able to continue to send and receive emails, organise contacts and calendars until 31 January 2018. However, you need to be aware that as from 10 October 2017 there will be no support for the software from Microsoft, and so the sooner you move to an updated solution, the better.

Julian Dyer, Cobweb CTO, says, “With Microsoft Outlook 2007 end of life, this is an opportunity for businesses to remove old-fashioned legacy services and look at the opportunities for a substantial refresh.”

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