With the New Year out of the way, chances are that you’ve already got a big list of upgrades, reshuffles and new ventures out of the way. In this list you may have written a note to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016 or Outlook 2016, but before you take that step, you should be sure that you’re not still running Exchange 2007, as there are compatibility issues that won’t allow the applications to run.
How can I run Office and Outlook 2016 if I am running Exchange 2007?
If you’re currently running Exchange 2007, there are a few routes you can take to be able to run Outlook 2016. The first, and possibly the simplest, is by simply upgrading your Exchange to the latest version (2016). However, if for whatever reason you don’t want to go down that path, there are alternative ways of running the latest software:
Switch to MOLP (Microsoft Open License Programme)
By switching to Microsoft Open License Programme, you can run Microsoft Office and Outlook 2016.
Move to Office 365
Moving to Microsoft’s subscription suite is another option, as this will successfully run the latest versions of Outlook and Office.
Use Our Hosted Email
Alternatively, you could outsource to us, which would allow you to successfully run Office and Outlook 2016.
What about running Microsoft Office 2013?
Running Microsoft Office 2013 solves the problems associated with Exchange 2007 and Office 2016, but it is not the easiest way to fix them. To start, Office 2013 is becoming harder to acquire, and copies that do exist are increasing in price. If this is the move you first thought would best benefit your business, then it may be worth considering some of the other options mentioned above.
Get in Touch With Us
If in doubt, speak to us about getting Office, Outlook and Exchange working together properly. Call us on 0345 345 1110.