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2000 Microsoft Office Reached the End of Its Lifecycle

The computer industry and the software industry are fast changing. However no matter how fast changing these industries are, there are still some people and businesses that use 2000 Microsoft Office as their primary office application on their computer. The most common reason of an ongoing use of 2000 Microsoft Office is because most of the users are not willing to pay extra for the cost of upgrading.

Upgrading the 2000 Microsoft Office can be quite costly and with the hard economy, saving money in all ways had been the priority of many. One other reason why businesses are hesitant to let go of it is because of the tedious task of file transfer and the organization of their database system. Since they will be upgrading the 2000 Microsoft Office into a higher version, the database, files and systems that they keep on the 2000 Office application would be affected.

Some business systems are even designed around the applications of the 2000 Microsoft Office. Backing up their system and files would require time and some businesses and individuals who rely so much on their outdated office system can’t afford to a lot the time that is required in the upgrade.

The 2000 Microsoft Office system was created by Windows and a successor of the Microsoft 97. The 2000 Office was triggered as a response for the software to be Y2K compliant. It has five suites and they are:

  • The Standard suite which has the Word 2000, Excel 2000, Outlook 2000 and PowerPoint 2000.
  • The Small Business Suite which has the Word 2000, Excel 2000, Outlook 2000 and Publisher 2000.
  • The Professional suite which has the Word 2000, Excel 2000, Outlook 2000, PowerPoint 2000 and the Publisher 2000.
  • The Premium suite which has the Word 2000, Excel 2000, Outlook 2000, PowerPoint 2000 and the Publisher 2000.
  • The Developer suite which has the Word 2000, Excel 2000, Outlook 2000, PowerPoint 2000 and the Publisher 2000.

Sadly as of June 14, 2009, Windows had totally stopped support of the 2000 Microsoft Office. Although the mainstream support was stopped since the mid of 2004, Microsoft still continued extended support that includes critical updates, fixes and patches for the 2000 Microsoft Office until June 14, 2009.

This only means and reiterates the need to upgrade the 2000 Microsoft Office into a higher version. However it does not mean that you will not be able to use the applications on the 2000 Microsoft Office. But beware because more bugs will be able to penetrate the system as well as the security system had become more vulnerable for this office suite since it will not be getting patches that helps the 2000 Office run properly on the computer.

So for those who still have and uses the 2000 Microsoft Office on their computers and systems, the only logical choice to keep up with the fast changing technology and to stay away from further issues in the future is to upgrade it to a higher version.

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