End of support for Office 2007 - no access to email on Office 365 after October 31, 2017


Published: 27Sep2017

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for Office 2007 as of October 10, 2017. This means there will be no support for technical issues or bug fixes and no security updates for vulnerabilities.

In addition, as of October 31, 2017 Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes.

Current Students, Faculty, Staff and Researchers

We recommend upgrading to Office 365 ProPlus, which is free for current McGill students, faculty, staff, researchers with McGill appointment and some retired staff .


Alumni, Retired Staff & Casual Staff

Those not eligible for the Office 365 ProPlus license can upgrade to Office 2016 or Office 2013. 

Office 2010 is not recommended as there have been some issues reported to the IT Service Desk.