Microsoft drops Office 2003 SP2 support

Microsoft warned users yesterday that it will drop support for Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) in three weeks, and urged them to upgrade to a newer service pack that was involved in a dustup earlier this year over blocked file formats.The company's policy is to support an Office service pack for 12 months after it […]

Microsoft warned users yesterday that it will drop support for Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) in three weeks, and urged them to upgrade to a newer service pack that was involved in a dustup earlier this year over blocked file formats.

The company's policy is to support an Office service pack for 12 months after it releases a successor; Microsoft rolled out Office 2003 SP3 in September 2007. It always extends that 12-month period to the following month's second Tuesday, the usual patch day for its security updates.

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