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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 Office 365.
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. 

Source: Office

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RE: 365 :(
By Samus on 3/25/2014 11:54:27 PM , Rating: 2
You do get 5 simultenous installs and privilage to use the newest versions of all Office products as they come out.

Case in point, Office 2013 Professional (identical app bundle as Office 365) is $300 and only allows a single install (although you can illegally activate it 3 times on 3 separate PC's if you were so inclined.) It will also be replaced with a newer version in 3 years, by which time you would have spent what it initially cost on Office 365, which gave you 5 legal, floating licenses.

Office 365 doesn't make sense for someone with a single PC, but it makes sense for, say, somebody with 2 PC's, a laptop, and a tablet.

RE: 365 :(
By corduroygt on 3/26/2014 12:37:58 PM , Rating: 2
You can use Office 2013 forever, most people are still on 2007 because it does the job and THERE IS NO NEED TO UPGRADE.

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