Microsoft on Thursday announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9. Microsoft explains its product support lifecycle policy and just so happens that 2008 was 5 years ago and falls in line with Microsoft’s policy. So consider that when purchasing your next copy of Microsoft Office, reports CNet
Microsoft suggests that concerned users purchase an Office 365 subscription
, which includes Office for Mac 2011 and future updates to the product. Office 365 costs $100 per year or $10 per month. Office 2011 can be purchased for $140 to $220.
Office for Mac 2008 updates will be accessible for download until April 19, 2014; however, no new updates will be furnished after April 9, 2013. The software will remain functional even though it will no longer be supported.