Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Office is a suite of applications developed by Microsoft contaning many programs like PowerPoint, Excel, Word, OneNote, OneDrive for Business etc. The latest released version as of May 2022 is Microsoft Office 2021.

Although it is considered as part of Office, Microsoft Project has never been part of the suite. Microsoft Visio is also not included in Office even though it is branded as an Office application.

Versions[edit | edit source]

Windows versions[edit | edit source]

Version name Version number Release date Support end Notes
The Microsoft Office for Windows 1.0 1990-10 N/A First version to be released
Microsoft Office 1.5 1.5 1991 N/A
Microsoft Office 2.5 2.5 1992 N/A
Microsoft Office 3.0 3.0 1992-08-30 (Standard)
1993 (Professional)
1998-09-30 First version in the Professional SKU, to ship with the Office Manager and to be released on CD-ROMs
Microsoft Office 4.0 4.0 1993-01-17 2000-11-01
Microsoft Office 4.2 4.2 1994 2000-11-01 Only available in the Standard SKU and first version to have 32-bit apps for Windows NT 3.1
Microsoft Office 4.3 4.3 1994 2000-11-01 Only available in the Professional SKU and last 16-bit version and thus to support Windows 3.1x and to ship with the Office Manager
Microsoft Office 95 7.0 1995-07-24 (Standard)

1995-09 (Professional)

2001-12-31 First completely 32-bit version and to ship with the Shortcut Bar as a replacement for the Office Manager and last version to support Windows NT 3.51 below SP5
Microsoft Office 97 8.0 1996-11-19 2001-08-31 (Mainstream)

2002-02-28 (Extended)
2004-01-16 (Assisted)

First version to ship with the Office Assistant and last version to support Windows NT 3.51 and Windows NT 4.0 below SP3, to install Microsoft Binder by default and to be released on floppy disks
Microsoft Office 2000 9.0 1999-07-07 2004-06-30 (Mainstream)

2009-07-14 (Extended)

Transitioned from Setup API to Windows Installer as installing engine and from Microsoft Bob Actor to Microsoft Agent as Office Assistant engine. Last version to support Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 below SP6a, to ship with the Microsoft Binder and to have the Office Assistant activated by default, and only version in the Premium SKU
Microsoft Office XP 10.0 2001-05-31 2006-07-11 (Mainstream)

2011-07-12 (Extended)

First version with Safe mode (which starts Office apps with all add-ins disabled) and last version to support Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 2000 below SP3, to ship with the Shortcut Bar and to install the Office Assistant by default
Microsoft Office 2003 11.0 2003-10-21 2008 (Mainstream)

2013 (Extended)

Last version for Windows 2000 and Windows XP below SP2 and to ship with the Office Assistant
Microsoft Office 2007 12.0 2006 2012 (Mainstream)

2017-04-11 (Extended)

Introduces the ribbon command bar for some apps and last version to support the 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and the 32-bit versions of Windows XP below SP3 and Server 2003 below SP2, as well as Windows Vista RTM
Microsoft Office 2010 14.0 2010-04-25 2015 (Mainstream)

2020-10-13 (Extended)

Introduces the ribbon command bar for all apps and the "Click to Run" (C2R) installer for some SKUs. Last version to support Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 (R2), Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, as well as processors without the PAE, NX and SSE2 instruction sets.
Microsoft Office 2013 15.0 2013-01-29 2018-04-10 (Mainstream)

2023-04-11 (Extended)

Introduces a new look similar to the Metro UI and last 64-bit version to support processors without the CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW and LAHF/SAHF instruction sets.
Microsoft Office 2016 16.0 2015-09-22 2021 (Mainstream)

2026 (Extended)

Last version to support Windows versions below Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Office 2019 16.0 2018-07-24 2023 (Mainstream)

2026 (Extended)

Last version to have extended support period
Microsoft Office 2021 16.0 2021-10-05 2026 (Mainstream only)

Mac versions[edit | edit source]

Subscription version[edit | edit source]