Microsoft Office 2000

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Microsoft Office 2000
Microsoft Office 2000 logo.svg
Microsoft Office 2000 running on Windows 95
Microsoft Office 2000 running on Windows 95
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release June 7, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-06-07)[1]
Last release
Service Pack 3 (SP3)[2] / October 21, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-10-21)[3]
Operating system Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista[4]
Platform IA-32
Type Office suite
License Proprietary commercial software
Website www.microsoft.com/office

Microsoft Office 2000 is a release of Microsoft Office, an office suite developed and distributed by Microsoft for the Windows family of operating systems. Office 2000 was released to manufacturing on March 29, 1999,[1] and was made available to retail on June 7, 1999.[5] It is the successor to Office 97 and the predecessor to Office XP.

New features in Office 2000 include HTML document creation and publishing, Internet collaboration features such as integration with NetMeeting, roaming user profile support, COM add-in support; an updated version of the Office Assistant, improved compliance with the year 2000, and interface improvements including personalized menus and toolbars that omit infrequently used commands from view. Office 2000 introduces PhotoDraw, a raster and vector imaging program, as well as Web Components. It is also the first version of Office to use Windows Installer for the installation process.[6] It also comes with Internet Explorer 5 and uses its technologies as well.[7]

Microsoft released five main editions of Office 2000 globally: Standard, Small Business, Professional, Premium, and Developer.[8]An additional Personal edition exclusive to Japan was also released.[9] All retail editions sold in Australia, Brazil, China, France, and New Zealand, as well as academic copies sold in Canada and the United States, required the user to activate the product via the Internet.[10] Microsoft extended this requirement to retail editions sold in Canada and the United States with the availability of Office 2000 Service Release 1.[11] However, product activation is no longer required as of April 15, 2003.[12] Product activation would become a requirement for all editions of Office from Office XP onward.

Office 2000 supports Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 SP3, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.[4] It is the last version of Office to support Windows 95 as its successor, Office XP, is not compatible.[13]

Microsoft released three service packs for Office 2000 throughout its life cycle. The first update was called Service Release 1 (SR-1), while subsequent updates were referred to as service packs.[2]

Mainstream support for Office 2000 ended on June 30, 2004, and extended support ended on July 14, 2009.[14]

Editions[edit]

MS Office 2000 Professional Edition retail packaging

Five main editions of Office 2000 were available,[15] with an additional Personal edition with Word, Excel, and Outlook exclusive to Japan.[9] A similar Basic edition for Office 2003 would later be released to all markets.[16]

Office programs Standard Small Business Professional Premium Developer
Word 2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excel 2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlook 2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerPoint 2000 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Publisher 2000 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Small Business Tools No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access 2000 No No Yes Yes Yes
FrontPage 2000 No No No Yes Yes
PhotoDraw 2000 No No No Yes Yes
Developer Tools and SDK[17] No No No No Yes
Visio 2000 No No No No No
Project 2000 No No No No No
MapPoint 2000 No No No No No
Vizact 2000 No No No No No

System requirements[edit]

Office 2000 system requirements[4]
Minimum Recommended
Microsoft Windows
Operating system Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME
Windows NT 4.0 SP3, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU Intel Pentium 75 MHz
Intel Pentium 166 MHz or higher required for PhotoDraw
Memory 16 MB (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME)
32 MB (Windows NT 4.0 SP3, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista)
An additional 4 MB is required per each Office app running simultaneously (8 MB for Access, FrontPage, or Outlook; 16 MB for PhotoDraw)
Hard drive 189 MB (Standard)
360 MB (Small Business)
391 MB (Professional)
526 MB (Premium)
871 MB (Developer)
Media A CD-ROM drive or compatible DVD-ROM drive is required to install Office 2000 from optical media
Graphics hardware 640x480 (VGA) 800×600 (SVGA) with 256 colors
Sound hardware An audio output device is required for multimedia effects
Network Certain advanced collaboration functionality in Outlook requires Exchange Server
Internet access is required for online functionality
Input device(s) Mouse and keyboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Microsoft Office 2000 Released to Manufacturing With Enterprise Customers Ready to Deploy". News Center. Microsoft. March 29, 1999. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "How to determine the version of your Office 2000 program". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on October 20, 2004. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Sharick, Paula (November 18, 2002). "Microsoft Releases Office 2000 SP3". Windows IT Pro. Penton. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Description of the system requirements for all editions of Office 2000". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Industry Leaders Team With Microsoft To Deliver Office 2000-Based Small Business Solutions". News Center. Microsoft. June 7, 1999. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Microsoft Office 2000 Product Enhancements Guide". Microsoft. Archived from the original (DOC) on August 17, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Schnoll, Scott (2000). "Internet Explorer is Microsoft". Computer Science. Duke University. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Office 2000 Suites: Which Is Right For You?". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on February 29, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Microsoft Office 2000 Personal". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Microsoft Extends Anti-Piracy Features in Office 2000". News Center. Microsoft. December 9, 1998. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Microsoft Incorporates New Anti-Piracy Technologies In Windows 2000, Office 2000". News Center. Microsoft. February 10, 2000. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Frequently asked questions about a problem that may cause Office 2000 prompts you to register after April 15, 2003". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on August 15, 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2018. Code is written in the Office 2000 product so that users are not prompted to register after April 15, 2003
  13. ^ "System Requirements". Support. Microsoft. May 30, 2001. Archived from the original on December 1, 2002. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Microsoft support lifecycle - Office 2000". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Office 2000 Evaluation — Pricing and Ordering". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  16. ^ Thurrott, Paul (August 12, 2003). "Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Compared". Windows IT Pro. Penton. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Office 2000 Developer Features Overview". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on November 17, 2000. Retrieved January 2, 2018.