Resources to help you upgrade from Office 2007 servers and clients

Support is ending soon for Office 2007 and the server products in the Office 2007 release. This is a great time to retire your Office 2007 applications and plan your upgrade to Office 365. Planning roadmaps are available to help you get started.

What does it mean when support ends?

When support ends for a Microsoft product, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options (including custom support agreements), or online technical content updates.

See the following planning roadmaps for more information:

Planning Roadmap

Date Support Ends

Exchange 2007 End of Life Roadmap

April 11, 2017

Office 2007 end of life roadmap

October 10, 2017

SharePoint Server 2007 End of Life Roadmap

October 10, 2017

Project Server 2007 End of Life Roadmap

October 10, 2017

Office Communications Server End of Life Roadmap

January 8, 2018

PerformancePoint Server 2007 End of Life Roadmap

January 9, 2018

What options are available?

Whether you're an enterprise organization or an individual home user, you have several options to consider:

For organizations

If you purchase 50 or more Office 365 licenses, our FastTrack team can help you through the process of setting up Office 365. Visit

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

For home users

  • 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.

To learn more about these options, see Get the most from Office with Office 365

Note: You can also choose to keep your existing environment as-is. However, once your the server products in the Office 2007 release reach the end of support, you won't be able to get technical support or updates for those applications. Custom support agreements are not available for Office 2007 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).



Video: What is Office 365?

Watch this video to get an overview of Office 365.

How do we move to Office 365 for business?

Read this article to get a high-level overview of how enterprise organizations can move to Office 365.

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 Platform Options

Download this poster to learn about Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud stack. You'll learn about core capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud stack, including Office 365, and areas of responsibility for you, our customer, and Microsoft. You can download the poster in PDF or Visio formats, or view it in your browser.

Office 365 FAQ

Visit this page to see a list of frequently asked questions about Office 365, with links to additional information.

Related topics

Office Retirement Group (Microsoft Tech Community)
Video: What is Office 365?

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