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Microsoft Gives Nov Deadline To Upgrade From Outlook To 365

Microsoft has let its commercial customers know that they have until November 1 to upgrade their old versions of Outlook to the new Microsoft 365 and Office 365 or they’ll be cut off.

“After November 1, 2021, only Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (with latest fixes) and later will be able to connect to Microsoft 365 services,” Microsoft informed customers on its blog.

It also explains it is “actively reaching out to tenants that have the most usage on Outlook 2007 and 2010 to help them meet the deadline” and that “Outlook 2007 and 2010 are incompatible with the following upcoming service changes.”

Microsoft have been cleaning house of late, last year removing support for Exchange Online, and older versions of Office, such as 2007, 2010, and Office 2013 – the latter of which was originally meant to receive supports until April 2023.

“If your organisation is highly regulated or uses devices that can’t take updates, consider Office 2019,” Microsoft suggests.

The clock is ticking.

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