Microsoft: Requirement to Install Certain Updates for Select Office Products|
It was recently decided in a court of law that certain portions of code found in Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Access 2003, Microsoft Office XP Professional and Microsoft Access 2002 infringe a third-party patent. As a result, Microsoft must make available a revised version of these products with the allegedly infringing code replaced.
As a result of the above ruling, you are required to:
- Install Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (Office 2003 SP2) for all your future deployments of Office Professional Edition 2003 & Office Access 2003.
- Install the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 Patch (Office XP SP3 Patch) for all your future deployments of Office XP Professional & Access 2002.
You can download both Office 2003 SP2 and the Office XP SP3 patches from:
This information will be included with all Office software sold via WISC.