As of 8/22/07 Office 2003 Media for Students, Faculty/Staff, WAH Use No Longer Available|
Due to legal reasons, Microsoft® ended availability for uniquely-keyed 2003 Microsoft® Office System media on June 30th, 2007. The WISC products affected by that are the Office 2003 license/media bundle for students, the personally-purchased license/media sets for faculty and staff, and Work At Home media for faculty and staff. Those items have all been discontinued. We sold the last of our Office 2003 Pro stock on 8/22/07.
The official Microsoft statement memo received 6/18/07 with discontinuation to start 6/30/07:
Removal of Products from Student Media program
Due to legal reasons, Microsoft® will end availability for the 2003 Microsoft® Office System on June 30, 2007.
Action Needed! For those of you who need student media for Office 2003 products, please note that the 2003 Office release will only be available through June 30th 2007. Orders of student media for 2003 Office System must be received by Microsoft no later than June 30, 2007 (this date is the date the order must be received by MS/MSLI, not the date the order is submitted to your reseller). For further information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/education/StudentMedia.mspx
This notice details the Microsoft End of Life plan regarding product availability and support for the 2003 Office release.
These products will be removed on June 30, 2007
Microsoft® Office FrontPage® 2003
Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2003
Microsoft® Office Professional 2003
Microsoft® Office Standard 2003
Microsoft® Office Project 2003
Microsoft® Office Project Professional 2003
Microsoft® Office Visio® Professional 2003
Microsoft® Office Visio® Standard 2003
Support for the 2003 Release
Customers who purchase the 2003 Office Release with a new computer will continue to receive support for the 2003 release products based on their OEM's or System Builder's policy. Customers who purchased the 2003 Office System from a retailer or through Microsoft subscriptions will have access to Mainstream Support until April 14, 2009. This means retail customers can place calls to Microsoft Customer Service and Support about Office 2003 related issues for the following:
- Incident Support (no-charge incident support, paid incident support, support charged on an hourly basis)
- Security update support, and
- The ability to request non-security Hot Fixes
At the end of mainstream support, Microsoft offers end-user customers 60 months of Extended Support for the 2003 release until April 8, 2014. Extended support will allow for:
- Security update support at no additional cost, and
- Paid incident support options only
During the Extended Support period, non-security related Hot Fix support requires a separate Extended Hot Fix Support contract to be purchased where per-fix fees will apply. Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes, or new features during the extended support phase.
Microsoft Support Policy FAQ
Microsoft Support Policy Lifecycle