When will support of Office Home and Student 2007 stop?


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MaryAnn

Question(s): Now that Windows 7 is becoming available, how much longer will
Microsoft continue to support Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007? When
will it be absolutely necessary to upgrade to Windows 7?

Thank You
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

Windows 7 is an operating system. Microsoft Office is an application suite,
and can run under Vista, Windows 7, and I think even Windows XP if it has
the latest SP installed. So, Office 2007 is unrelated to Windows 7. Windows
2010 will be released sometime next year, but since basic Office 2003
support just went away in April, 2009, I would expect Office 2007 support to
extend for a number of years still.

This article describes Microsoft's life cycle support policy:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd873564.aspx


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Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
 
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Jay Freedman

Question(s): Now that Windows 7 is becoming available, how much longer will
Microsoft continue to support Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007? When
will it be absolutely necessary to upgrade to Windows 7?

Thank You

The version of Windows has nothing at all to do with support of
Office. You can run Office 2007 on any version of Windows from Windows
XP Service Pack 2 onward. You do not -- repeat, do not -- have to
upgrade to Windows 7, now or ever, to run Office 2007.

The support for Office 2007 is shown at
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&x=10&y=10&p1=8753.
Mainstream support (that is, bug fixes and security updates) will
continue until April 2012, and extended support (security updates
only) will continue until April 2017.
 

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