As previously announced , Microsoft has ended extended support for Office 2007. What that means is that there will be no more security patches , feature updates for Office 2007, which includes Word 2007, Excel 2007 , PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007. There will be no extension of the paid support for Office 2007 . This also includes Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Server 2007.
Outlook 2007 and Office 365
If any Customers are accessing Office 365 mailbox using Outlook 2007, it will be important to upgrade by end of October after which access to the online mailbox will not be possible. The reason is that Outlook 2007 access Exchange Online mailbox using Outlook Anywhere , also called RPC over HTTP protocol . The new protocol MAPI over HTTP is more robust and also supports multi factor authentication for Office 365.
Protect from Ransomware
Another important reason to consider the upgrade from Office 2007 is that is once hackers know that you are using Office 2007, then they will focus on those systems. This is the most common way in which Cyber Attacks take place. To know more about Ransomware Attacks visit Ransomware Protection
Upgrade options for Office 2007
For Customers using Office 2007, there are a couple of ways to upgrade to latest Office 2016. One way is to buy the paper license of 2016. The smarter way is to upgrade to Office 365. To understand Office 2016 and also various methods of getting Office 2016, visit Office Page