Office for Mac 2008 support ends April 2013

Effective April 9, Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 will be end-of-lifed according to Microsoft’s published lifecycle policy. This is in accordance with its history of supporting each version of Office for Mac for five or more years.

Microsoft stopped adding features to Office 2008 after its 12.2.9 update, which included support for SkyDrive and enhancements for SharePoint users. In the past two years it has released half a dozen updates focussed solely on security issues . . .

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Support ends for Office for Mac 2004

As of Tuesday, January 10, Microsoft ceased support for Office for Mac 2004 in accordance with its published life cycle policy. Office 2004 had been in maintenance since the release of Office 2008 and that maintenance period was extended in October 2009 for an additional 2-1/2 years to accommodate customers who needed Visual Basic (VBA) support. VBA was removed in Office for Mac 2008 but restored and updated in Office for Mac 2011.

Microsoft will . . .

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