Cyber-criminals are constantly finding more creative ways to take advantage of ineffective cybersecurity and lack of proactive IT practices. When it comes to upgrades, your company should never defer these. You are increasing your exposure to risk when you postpone important upgrades. We always recommend doing upgrades as soon as they are needed. Companies using outdated versions of Microsoft Office or using computers that are still on Windows 7, (See Windows 7 End of Life Notification Here) are putting themselves at risk.
Microsoft Office 2010, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which we provide bug fixes and security fixes. This lifecycle lasts for a certain number of years from the date of the product’s initial release. For Office 2010, the support lifecycle is 10 years. When Office 2010 reaches its end of support on October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for issues, bug fixes for issues that are discovered and security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered.
We strongly advise that you upgrade as soon as possible. If you have any questions about Windows or Office upgrades for your business, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Client Strategy Team to begin the process.