Buh-Bye Microsoft Office 2003

Posted by joy


By chance today, I happened to catch this MSDN blog article announcing the official End of Life of Microsoft Office 2003. Yup. What it means is that Office 2003 will not be sold by Microsoft after June 30, 2007.

So if you’re part of an organization which has standardized on 2003 and weren’t planning to upgrade any time soon, think again. You apparently can purchase Office 2007 Volume Licenses with “downgrade rights” and use Office 2003 instead. Here’s a link to a Microsoft Live search on downgrade rights.

I dunno about you, but the blog posting seems a little crotchety, don’t you think?

[tags]Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, there is no real reason to upgrade to 2007 except to act as a income generator for Microsoft[/tags]


2 Responses to “Buh-Bye Microsoft Office 2003”

  1. bert Says:

    EOL? Seriously?
    Oh snap, I better make a backup of my Office 97 Academic edition, lest I misplace it.

  2. Charlie on the PA Tpk Says:

    Terrific. While some in my office have been deemed worthy of Office ‘07, I still have ‘03.

    Worse yet, they still rely on Exchange Server 5.5, with its pathetic thin-client interface.

    But if ‘03 is at EOL, how can they justify downgrading the licenses? Crotchety is right.

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