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End of support and migration options for IBM Lotus Symphony

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When does support end for IBM Lotus Symphony and what migration options are available?


IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 was released in January 2012 and is the final version of Lotus Symphony from IBM. Support for Lotus Symphony ends on 30 April 2015.

IBM has contributed the Lotus Symphony code to the open source Apache OpenOffice project. Apache OpenOffice, the leading open-source office software suite, includes word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software very similar to Lotus Symphony and supports the same open document formats (ods, odt, odp) supported in Symphony.

Beginning with Apache OpenOffice 4.0, Lotus Symphony code has begun to be included in Apache OpenOffice. Lotus Symphony users who want to migrate to new versions can download Apache OpenOffice for free at

If you experience issues using Lotus Symphony on versions of operating systems that were released after Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 was released, such as the Microsoft Windows 8.1 upgrade released in late 2013, the recommended course of action is to download and migrate to the current version of Apache OpenOffice software for free at

Related information

July 2011 - IBM to donate Symphony code to Apache for consideration

January 2012 - IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 is the final release of IBM's fork of the OpenOffice codebase

January 2012 - Lotus Symphony, Apache OpenOffice, IBM Docs roadmap -- Lotusphere 2012

March 2012 - Symphony is alive and well and living at Apache

May 2012 - Over one million downloads, and now the future of Lotus Symphony - Apache OpenOffice

July 2012 - Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is available with new sidebar from IBM's Symphony

April 2014 - Apache OpenOffice – Why 100 Million Downloads Matter

December 2014 - Software withdrawal and Support discontinuance: IBM Lotus Symphony

Document information

More support for: Lotus End of Support Products
Lotus Symphony

Software version: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.0, 3.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1661339

Modified date: 08 January 2014

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