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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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No thank you Microsoft
By ipay on 3/27/2014 2:00:48 PM , Rating: 3
Windows 8 in any form or iteration is a fail.

Get your act right with Windows 9 in 2015 and good luck.

Also, past versions of Office are still perfectly usable. I'm still using Office 2007. There is no need to upgrade.

If I want to create documents online, I'll use Google Docs. I won't pay a dime for that cloud stuff. That's why I despise Office 365 and the 'software as a subscription' business model. Norton and McAfee tried that nonsense with their antivirus programs: signature updates became 'downloadable content' DLCs.

Microsoft, I know you are desperate to regain languishing market share for Windows 8 and keep MSFT shareholders happy, but Windows 8 is a mega, epic, colossal flop. Give up already.

"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini

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