October 10th 2017 sees the End of Life for Office 2007, So what? Users on this platform have no desire to ‘upgrade’ but Microsoft is in effect ‘forcing’ users to go OnLine and on Office 365. This ‘fait accompli’ is promoted by IT Resellers who also have no viable alternative to offer. That is unless they offer Hosted Desktops with Office and Email hosted in the UK.
A good Virtual Desktop provider will be able to support your Office 2007 platform (and automatic upgrades) without any concerns about moving your data out of the UK.
In today’s uncertain world and with ‘America First’ as a strategy, why would anyone put their applications and data in the hands of Microsoft? One day, like GPS, it could be simply switched OFF.
Be careful and watch out for the digital ‘Black hole’.