Support Ending for Office 2010

On 13 October 2020, Microsoft will end support for Office 2010. This means any devices running the software after this date will put your business at risk.

What does this mean for you?

  • Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes or security fixes for Office 2010
  • You’ll no longer receive Office 2010 software updates
  • No further updates to support content will be provided and most online help content will be retired

Running outdated software makes your devices vulnerable. It also means you’re not taking advantage of modern software upgrades which could help the efficiency of your business. Although the software will still function, eventually you will see difficulties performing daily tasks.

What is the risk?

With Microsoft no longer providing bug fixes or security patches, your devices could be vulnerable to attacks. Security updates help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Without these updates, attackers will be able to easily penetrate your devices.

How do I upgrade?

We’d strongly recommend upgrading to the latest software as soon as possible. Our technicians can look at the options available to you, and support you in transitioning between the software. If you’re a Breakwater client still running Office 2010, we’ll be in touch before the October 13 deadline. If not, get in touch to see how we can further support your business with our services.

Discover how Breakwater can help your business. Call our team today on +44 (0)1603 709300 or email

Michael Headland

Junior Systems Engineer

I work within the Service Desk at Breakwater as a Junior Systems Engineer, this involves being a direct point of contact for our clients, resolving their queries and helping to support their IT systems.

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