Microsoft Office 2003 Support Coming To An End

Posted: Apr 7 2009, 5:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:45pm CDT , in Notebooks and PCs


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Microsoft Office 2003 Support coming to an End

Microsoft will be stopping support for it's Office 2003 products on April 14th, the same day as it starts the retirement process for Windows XP.Although mainstream support for Office 2003 is coming to an end on April 14th, Microsoft have announced that they will offer an extended support until April 8th 2014. Under this extended support they have stated that they will only offer patches and bug fixes. Support contracts must have been signed with Microsoft for them to deliver any other maintenance.

April 14th will also see similar terms put in place for Windows XP, Microsoft's former mainstream operating system, with users having to decide whether to stick with XP for now and wait for Windows 7 to come out or take the plunge and run with Vista.

Butler Group analyst Richard Edwards on Monday said the discontinuation of support for the two products should not cause disruption to business users. "These changes in support have been known about for some time, so most users will have already got their plans in place," he told ZDNet UK.


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