As Microsoft prepares to end support for Office 2010 on October 13th, upgrading to Office 365 is one of your main options.
We know that the move from directly owning software to paying for a subscription is a big change that many people fear. In fact, you can still buy Office 2019 as a standalone product if you want to stick with the tradition.
However, the subscription model has its advantages. You don’t have to mess around with downloads, discs, or product keys. You will receive constant updates, including bug fixes, security patches, and new features. Microsoft’s subscriptions also provide flexibility in the number of users and computers that can access a product so that you don’t have to juggle multiple different copies of the same software together.
This is how it works.
How to upgrade Office 2010 from the current software on your system to Office 365
A simple upgrade is actually very easy. If you have a single standalone PC, this can be done from any of your current Office suite programs.
Open Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint and choose file > account > Update options, then choose Update now from the drop down menu. In Outlook it is file > Office account > Update options > Update now. Then just follow the online instructions.
Important: Make sure you are ready to update your software before clicking on it Update now Button as it jumps straight to the internet and starts the update and it’s really difficult to cancel. If you are not sure, choose View updates First, review your options before proceeding.
After the installation, you can customize the desktop icons and start the programs. Office will prompt you for the new product key when you access the first program. This key has 25 letters and numbers (also known as alphanumeric) and links your license to your computer.
Upgrade from Office 2010 to Office 365 from the Office website
You can update directly from Microsoft if you want. Just go to https://www.office.com/. On the main menu, click Welcome to Office log in begin. Microsoft looks for your account, detects the current versions on your system and then offers you alternatives to choose from (to buy or rent).
Or you can click Get Office. A product sales screen will open showing your options on the For Home tab. Click the For BUSINESS tab to view the business options.
Since this is not an upgrade but another purchase, the previous software versions on your system are irrelevant to Microsoft except that it determines whether or not multiple versions can run on your system at the same time.
Microsoft does not recommend running multiple versions for several reasons. There are compatibility problems between system files (especially with Outlook): some features are disabled and some files are overwritten by the newer version, leaving the older version without these files. Some commands are either deprecated or changed, meaning either or both versions can fail.
Upgrade from Office 2010 to Office 365 from the Microsoft Store
Access the Microsoft Store app from your system’s system tray. First, sign in and you will see the official Microsoft home page. In the lower left, click Choose your Microsoft 365The Product Sales screen reopens and displays the For Home and For SHOPS tabs with prices for all different product combinations.
Important note: Updating or updating the Office products does not affect your files, documents, spreadsheets, and other data. Even if it does, all Microsoft programs offer backward compatible options. However, you should back up your Microsoft Outlook PST file In front You are making changes to your Outlook program. This file is in one of the following locations:
You can also save the PST file to a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file which is compatible with Excel and all databases.
Use after installing the new update file > Open & export > Import exportThen, in the Import & Export Wizard dialog box, choose an action; Import from another program or file.
click Next, then choose Comma separated values or Outlook data file (.pst) and follow the instructions to restore your Outlook files.