Resources to help you upgrade from Office 2010 servers and clients

If you're using Office 2010 products and services, now is a great time to consider moving to the Microsoft Cloud, starting with Office 365. Office 2010 products and services are nearing end of support. Use this article as a starting point to review your options and plan your upgrade.

Office 2010 planning roadmaps

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Office 2010 (including Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Outlook 2010)
Office 2010 end of support roadmap
Exchange Server 2010
Exchange 2010 end of support roadmap
SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010
Upgrading from SharePoint 2010
Project Server 2010
Planning Project Server and Project Online
Lync Server 2010
Plan to upgrade to Skype for Business Server

With Office 2010 products and services nearing their end of support, this is a great time to consider moving to Office 365. You get the newest features, security updates, and access to your content across a variety of devices.

Choose one of the following options:

Need help? Consider working with a partner or volume licensing specialist. Find your Office 365 partner or reseller.

Tip

If your organization purchases 50 or more Office 365 licenses, our FastTrack team can help you through the process of setting up Office 365. Visit FastTrack.Microsoft.com.

If your organization purchases fewer than 50 Office 365 licenses, see Admins: upgrade your users to the latest Office client using Office 365 for business.

Are you a home user?

Choose one of the following options:

  • Try Office 365 for home use. Be more productive—upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 365 today.

  • Purchase Office 365 for home use. Choose between Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription, sign up, and install the latest version of Office on your Windows or Mac computer, your smartphone, and your tablet. You'll enjoy cloud storage with OneDrive, get 60 minutes of Skype calls to mobile and landline numbers each month, and get many other great features.

  • Purchase Office Home & Student 2016 for Windows or Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac, and install Office 2016 on your computer.

Need more information to decide? See Get the most from Office with Office 365.

What happens if I don't upgrade?

You can choose not to upgrade at this time. Your on-premises servers and applications will continue to run. However, when you no longer receive security updates or support options, you or your organization could be vulnerable to security breaches. We strongly recommend that you plan your upgrade as soon as possible, whether to Office 365 or to newer versions of your on-premises servers and applications.

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that is part of the Microsoft Cloud stack. Office 365 Enterprise plans include Exchange Online for business email, Skype for Business Online for IM and online conferencing, and OneDrive for Business for online storage. Most business plans include Office software that can be installed on computers (PC and Mac), smart phones (Android, iOS, and Windows), and tablets (Android and iOS). With Office 365, you can be productive from just about anywhere and across a variety of devices.

Resource Description
Select a plan
Visit this page to learn about Office 365 business plans
System requirements for Office
View details about system requirements in the Office 365 plans for business, education, and government section.
Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources
Download one or more posters to learn more about the Microsoft Cloud and server platform options. You can download posters in PDF or Visio formats.
Office 365 FAQ
Visit this page to see a list of frequently asked questions about Office 365, with links to additional information.

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is the combination of Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) that provides a complete, intelligent solution to empower everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

Although you can migrate your Office 2007 or Office 2010 servers and clients to Office 365, Microsoft 365 includes the licenses and capabilities to ensure that your organization is working on the latest Windows operating system and that your devices—including Windows, iOS, and Android—are enrolled and kept secure with policies that require authentication and data protection. In addition, Windows 10 and your Office 365 client software is updated on a continuing basis to include the latest features and security updates.

Microsoft 365 is the way to digitally transform your business with constantly-improving devices and productivity experiences, enabled and secured by the Microsoft cloud.

Resource Description
Microsoft 365
Get information on the different versions of Microsoft 365.
Microsoft 365 Business documentation
Get detailed information on the version of Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses.
Microsoft 365 Education documentation
Get detailed information on the version of Microsoft 365 for educational organizations.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise documentation
Get detailed information on the version of Microsoft 365 for enterprise organizations.

Office Retirement Group (Microsoft Tech Community)

Video: What is Office 365?

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy

Resources to help you upgrade from Office 2007 servers and clients