Soon, we have to bid goodbye to Office 2016 2019 apps & some old productivity servers

The date is October 14, 2025

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Soon, we have to bid goodbye to Office 2016 2019 apps & some old productivity servers

Microsoft just announced the upcoming end of support (EOS) date for Office 2016 and 2019 apps and productivity servers, which is October 14, 2025.

Here is what the Redmond-based tech giant stated in the blog post:

After this end date, Microsoft will no longer provide security fixes, bug fixes, or technical support. Using products after end of support leaves your organization vulnerable to potential security threats, productivity losses, and compliance issues. 

Here is the list of Office 2016 & 2019 apps and productivity servers affected by this announcement:

  • Access 2016
  • Access 2019
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 2019
  • OneNote 2016
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 2019
  • PowerPoint 2016
  •  PowerPoint 2019
  • Project 2016
  • Project 2019
  • Publisher 2016
  • Publisher 2019
  • Skype for Business 2016
  • Skype for Business 2019
  • Visio 2016
  • Visio 2019
  • Word 2016
  • Word 2019
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Exchange Server 2019
  • Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Skype for Business Server 2019

As Microsoft announced the end of support time, the company also suggested that users should migrate devices running the end-of-support products to the cloud with Microsoft 365 E3 to get continuous support. Microsoft 365 E3 includes Microsoft 365 apps like Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and more.

However, if your devices don’t need to be connected to the internet or you are not comfortable with moving to the cloud, you can opt for the Office Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). Remember, this version can’t update the feature updates or connect to the Internet, and the EOS of this is October 13, 2026.

Also, to continue running the Exchange Server on-premises, you need to wait for the latest version, which is set to ship in H2 of 2025. This will be released before Exchange Server 2019, and Exchange Server 2016 reach the end of life, so you can perform an in-place upgrade from the older version to the next one.

What would be your next step as any of these product owners? Share your opinions with our readers in the comments section below.

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