Is it time to move from Office 2011 to Office 2016?

Not only is Office for Mac 2011 reaching End of Life, it’s a 32-bit app.

Microsoft announced:

All applications in the Office for Mac 2011 suite are reaching end of support on October 10th, 2017. As a reminder, after that date there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or technical content updates.

Apple announced that 32-bit apps will be phased out starting in January 2017. At WWDC, Apple announced macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise.

Long time Mac users will remember when PowerPC apps stopped working when OS X 10.7 Lion was released. If you do not upgrade past Sierra, you can continue to use your 32-bit apps.

If you do plan on upgrading to High Sierra or if you get a new Mac that has High Sierra, you’ll need to know which apps will continue to work. While the upgrade to High Sierra will be free, upgrading some apps like Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will require a paid upgrade.

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To find all 32-bit apps you have installed, see How to find 32-bit apps installed on your Mac

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