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Microsoft's says goodbye to Office 2003

Office 2003 has been around for nearly four years and Microsoft feels that it's time to send the old mare off to the glue factory. According to Microsoft, OEM versions of Office 2003 will no longer be available from Microsoft after June 30.

For those that still wish to use Office 2003, Eric Ligman -- Microsoft US Senior Manager for Small Business Community Engagement -- offers this bit of advice: "Remember that for your clients wishing to run Office 2003 still today, by taking advantage of the downgrade rights included in the Volume Licensing versions of Microsoft Office 2007, they can utilize Office 2003 today and then move to Office 2007 when they are ready without having to re-buy their Office license like they would with OEM.  Remember that OEM Microsoft Office does not have downgrade rights."

Microsoft is now encouraging its OEMs to make the transition to Office 2007. Microsoft released Office 2007 for volume licensing on November 30 and made retail versions of the productivity suite available to customers on January 30.

Prices for retail copies of Office 2007 range from $149 for Office Home and Student 2007 to $499 for Office Professional 2007.

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RE: Mutter mutter
By Proteusza on 6/20/2007 11:49:28 AM , Rating: -1
Um no, newer isnt always better. Have you actually used Office 2007? its not bad, but it makes it difficult to do some of the things I do often, and so I prefer old word. good thing work has licenses for both.

RE: Mutter mutter
By TomZ on 6/20/2007 12:37:03 PM , Rating: 2
I use Office 2007 all day, every day. The new UI takes a little getting used to, but once you get past that, I like Office 2007 a lot better - it is faster and easier to use, especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Outlook 2007 is basically the same as 2003, in my experience.

In software, newer usually is better - there are exceptions of course, but that generally is the case.

RE: Mutter mutter
By Spivonious on 6/20/2007 1:15:24 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't seen a reason to upgrade my Office since 2000 came out, but I did check out the beta of 2007 and I loved the new UI. Once I found where everything was, I found it much easier to do things than before. I also found a few features that had been in previous versions but I never knew they existed. Anything that gets rid of mazes of convoluted menus and dialogs is good for me.

I just wish my company would upgrade from 97!

RE: Mutter mutter
By FITCamaro on 6/20/2007 3:23:31 PM , Rating: 2
Man I thought my company was bad. We're just now moving from Office 2000 to Office 2003. I can't imagine still using Office 97.

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