Reminder: Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

30-day/Final Reminder (MC229143 – DEC ’20 and MC274503 – July ’21): To ensure that we meet performance expectations, we areupdating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect toMicrosoft 365 services.

Starting November 1, 2021, the following versions ofOutlook for Windows, as part of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, will not be ableto connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

Office and
Microsoft 365 Apps

Outlook for
Windows Version

Office 2013

15.0.4970.9999
and older

Office 2016

16.0.4599.9999
and older

Microsoft
365 Apps for enterprise (formerly Office 365 ProPlus)

1705 and
older

Microsoft
365 Apps for business (formerly Office 365 Business)

1705 and
older

Key Points:

  • Major: Retirement
  • Timing: Beginning November 1, 2021 and will be complete by mid-May 2022.
  • Action: Ensure Outlook for Windows client are updated accordingly

How this will affect your organization:

Versions that are newer than minimum version requirements listed
above, but are not the currently supported version, may experience connectivity
issues.

To see a list of the currently supported versions, visit Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date)
(for Microsoft 365 Apps) or Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI)
(see “Latest Public Update” for Office 2013 and 2016).

Supported versions of Outlook for Windows in Office and Microsoft
365 will continue to connect to Microsoft 365 services as expected.

What you need to do to prepare:

We recommend that all users upgrade to the supported versions of
Office and Microsoft 365 Apps.

Message ID: MC288472


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