Microsoft Office 2000

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Microsoft Office 2000
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Microsoft Office 2000 running on Windows 95
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release June 7, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-06-07)[1]
Last release
Service Pack 3 (SP3)[2] / October 21, 2002; 14 years ago (2002-10-21)[3]
Development status Discontinued
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

Microsoft Office 2000 is a release of Microsoft Office, an office suite developed 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; an updated version of the Office Assistant; and new interface improvements including personalized menus and toolbars that omit infrequently used commands from the interface. Additionally, Office 2000 introduces PhotoDraw, a raster and vector imaging program; and Web Components. Office 2000 offers improved compliance with the year 2000 and is the first version of Office to use Windows Installer for the installation process.[6]

Microsoft globally released five main editions of Office 2000: Standard, Small Business, Professional, Premium, and Developer.[7] An additional Personal edition exclusive to Japan was also released.[8] All retail editions of Office 2000 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.[9] Microsoft extended this requirement to retail editions sold in Canada and the United States with the availability of Office 2000 Service Release 1.[10]

Office 2000 supports Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 SP3, Windows 98, and Windows Me.[4] It is the last version of Office to support Windows 95 as its successor, Office XP, is not compatible.[11]

Microsoft released a total of three service packs for Office 2000 throughout its lifecycle. 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.[12]

Editions[edit]

Five different editions of Office 2000 were available:[13]

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[14] 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

Microsoft Office 2000 Personal was an additional SKU, solely designed for the Japanese market, that included Word 2000, Excel 2000 and Outlook 2000.[15] This compilation would later become widespread as Microsoft Office 2003 Basic.

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 "Description of the system requirements for all editions of Office 2000". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  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. ^ "Office 2000 Suites: Which Is Right For You?". Office Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on February 29, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Microsoft Office 2000 Personal". Office Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "System Requirements". Office Support. Microsoft. May 30, 2001. Archived from the original on December 1, 2002. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Microsoft support lifecycle - Office 2000". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Microsoft Office 2000 - Pricing & Ordering". Microsoft. Internet Archive: Microsoft. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Office 2000 Developer Features Overview". Microsoft. Internet Archive: Microsoft. Archived from the original on 17 November 2000. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Office 2000 - Microsoft Office 2000 Personal". Microsoft Japan (in Japanese). Internet Archive: Microsoft Japan. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2012.