Microsoft Wants Quick Death for Office 2003, Leads Users to Office 365
March 25, 2014 9:02 AM
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Support for Office 2003 ends April 8 along with Windows XP
Microsoft has stepped up its efforts in recent months to kill off Windows XP for good, and those efforts are now extending to Office 2003. Office 2003 has been around for over a decade and Microsoft wants users to switch to
Microsoft wrote in a blog post, "Office 2003 no longer meets the needs of the way we work, play and live today. For this reason, it is time to say farewell to Office 2003 and embrace the productivity solution of today – Office 365."
Microsoft wants users to ditch Office 2003
Many people have been using Office 2003 for years simply because it does all they need and it's paid for. Office 365 requires a subscription and you will need to continue paying to keep it active.
Microsoft says that support for Office 2003 will end on April 8.
We already knew that support for Windows XP would also end on April 8, and Microsoft has
resorted to pop ups
to tell XP users the end is here. Microsoft also
offers a $100 discount
to get XP users to upgrade to Windows 8.
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RE: Unless there's still some glaring security flaw they haven't patched in 10 years
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
3/25/2014 12:46:02 PM
Your last line says it all.
There are a vast amount of users that ONLY need what Office 2003 provides. WHY upgrade? What possible support is needed to keep it running on a PC that has Win 7 and is working fine? It might go another 10 years.
Might seem wrong to you.
Just like you might not drive a pickup, but its the vehicle of choice for a vast majority of America.
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