Această ştire se adresează celor care încă mai utilizează Office XP.
Începând cu data de 11 iulie 2011, Microsoft nu va mai furniza update-uri şi hotfixuri pentru Office XP.
Aşa că dacă nu aţi trecut la versiuni mai noi de MS Office, vă recomand să o faceţi cât mai rapid.
Atenţie: soft-ul va fi funcţional, doar că nu veţi mai primi actualizări de securitate şi alte update-uri.
Mai multe informaţii găsiţi aici: Microsoft Support Lifecycle
Dat fiind faptul că mulţi utilizatori fac confuzie între Office XP şi Office 2003 (articolul curent nu se aplică şi pentru el), mai jos aveţi informaţii despre cele două versiuni:
Microsoft Office XP (Office 10.0 or Office 2002) was released in conjunction with Windows XP, and was a major upgrade with numerous enhancements and changes over Office 2000. Office XP introduced the Safe Mode feature, which allows applications such as Outlook to boot when it might otherwise fail. Safe Mode enables Office to detect and either repair or bypass the source of the problem, such as a corrupted registry or a faulty add-in. Smart tag is a technology introduced with Office XP. Some smart tags operate based on user activity, such as helping with typing errors. These smart tags are supplied with the products, and are not programmable. For developers, though, there is the ability to create custom smart tags. In Office XP, custom smart tags could work only in Word and Excel. Microsoft Office XP includes integrated voice command and text dictation capabilities, as well as handwriting recognition. Office XP is the last version to support Windows 98, ME and NT 4.0. It was the first version to require Product Activation as an anti-piracy measure, which attracted widespread controversy.
Microsoft Office 2003 (Office 11.0) was released in 2003. It featured a new logo. Two new applications made their debut in Office 2003: Microsoft InfoPath and OneNote. It is the first version to use Windows XP style icons. Outlook 2003 provides improved functionality in many areas, including Kerberos authentication, RPC over HTTP, Cached Exchange Mode, and an improved junk mail filter. 2003 is the last Office version to support Windows 2000.