Microsoft wants to count the number of users of older Office versions with the update

Microsoft has published an update for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013. With this update, the company wants to measure how many Windows users are still using the older Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Microsoft suggests on its support page that the update will run once and that no additional files will be installed on a user’s computer. The software update is also said to be stored on secure servers, so that no changes can be made.

With this update, the American company wants to check how many active users Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 still have. The company reports that Office 2007 and 2013 will no longer receive active support from Microsoft, and that support for Office 2013 will soon end.

Microsoft announced on October 10, 2017 that it would no longer release security updates for Office 2007. On October 13, 2020 the company stopped support for Office 2010. On April 11, the company will stop supporting Office 2013. In October of 2022 became known that Microsoft would discontinue the Office brand name. The company then announced its plans to rename the office suite and integrate it into Microsoft 365. The individual app names such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint will remain.