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End of Support for Microsoft XP and Office Products

April 8, 2014 End of Life/Support

3/10/2014

University Community,
On April 8, 2014,  Microsoft will officially end support and security patch distribution for all versions of Windows XP and all older operating systems, as well as all Office 2003 or older Office products.  After April 8, 2014, there will no longer be any new security updates, non-security hotfixes or support for any of these products. For users of Macintosh systems, Office 2004 and Office 2008 are no longer supported by Microsoft:  all users should upgrade to Office 2011.


Due to this, all systems running Windows XP or older must upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and all users running Office 2003 must upgrade to a minimum of Office 2013 before April 2014.  


More information about Microsoft termination of Windows XP and Office 2003 can be found at the  Microsoft End of Support site.

 

To Upgrade to Windows 7

 
Option#1: You can schedule an Office of Information Technology (OIT) Desktop Services technician to perform the upgrade for you on-site. To schedule a technician to assist you, please contact the UC Denver OIT Help Desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP). The OIT Help Desk will schedule a technician to remediate this issue and we will schedule a time that is convenient for you.  There may be costs for this service. 


Option#2: Some departments have LAN Administrators or Technology Coordinators available to perform these types of remediation.  Please feel free to contact your Department Administrator or LAN Administrator for more details.

 

To Upgrade to Office 2013 
 
Option#1: You can schedule an OIT Desktop Services technician to perform the upgrade for you on-site. To schedule a technician to assist you, please contact the CU Denver OIT Help Desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP). The OIT Help Desk will schedule a technician to remediate this issue and we will schedule a time that is convenient for you. There may be costs for this service. 

Option#2: Some departments have LAN Administrators or Technology Coordinators available to perform these types of remediation.  Please feel free to contact your Department Administrator or LAN Administrator for more details.

Option #3: You may upgrade your Office product by going to the University of Colorado Denver |Anschutz Medical Campus Microsoft Office Download Portal

To Upgrade to Office 2011 
 
 
Option#1: You can schedule an OIT Desktop Services technician to perform the upgrade for you on-site. To schedule a technician to assist you, please contact the CU Denver OIT Help Desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP). The OIT Help Desk will schedule a technician to remediate this issue and we will schedule a time that is convenient for you. There may be costs for this service. 

Option#2: Some departments have LAN Administrators or Technology Coordinators available to perform these types of remediation.  Please feel free to contact your Department Administrator or LAN Administrator for more details.

Option #3: You may upgrade your Office product by going to the University of Colorado Denver |Anschutz Medical Campus Microsoft Office Download Portal​

If you choose to perform the upgrade yourself, please keep in mind that you will be responsible for any issues that may occur if the installation is not completed properly, or for any software compatibility issues that may result. If you have any questions, please call the OIT Help Desk at: 303-724-4357 (4-HELP).
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call the OIT Help Desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP). We are available Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm.

Office Products for Windows
​Office Version ​End of Life Date ​​Upgrade Options
​Office 2003 ​April 8, 2014 ​Office 2013
​Office 2007 ​October 10, 2017 ​Office 2013
​Office 2010 ​N/A ​Office 2013
​Office 2013 ​N/A ​N/A


Office Products for Macintosh
​​Office Version End of Life Date Upgrade Options
​Office 2004 ​​January 10, 2012 ​Office 2011
​Office 2008 April 9, 2013 ​Office 2011
​Office 2011 ​N/A ​N/A


Thank you,
CU Denver OIT​
University of Colorado Denver

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