- Release Date: 21 October, 2003
- Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
- Third Party Used Price: $218.96
Customer Rating: 3.48 of 5 (23 total reviews)
- Another great Microsoft upgrade
I really like this new version of Microsoft Office. Like previous upgrades, there isn't too much of a difference in Excel and Word other than a few things, it is Outlook which has the largest improvements. I really like the new look as it uses "screen real-estate" much more efficiently. The Junk E-Mail filters are better than in previous editions (much better!) and I had no problems working with my previous PST files. Also, the ability to send busy and free times to people not on Exchange is really nice.
However, I do like the changes in Word and Excel, especially as it comes to sharing with other users. It is nice to have control over what is shared and what isn't shared. The improved digital signature is a fantastic benefit as well.
And Access. I use Access all the time for my personal databases. I was really concerned that this might be an upgrade like how 2000 was to 97 where you would need to convert everything over and it wouldn't be backwards compatible. Thank goodness everything is backwards compatible. That is a real life saver. The backup feature is excellent as well!!
My hats off to Microsoft for another great product!!
- Of all Microsoft Office Products Released - This one's great
Highly recommend this product for anyone who is running an office or simply to run your business and various uses for this software product.
This version seems to integrate the different modules (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher and of course Outlook) better. So far, I haven't seen any bugs or anything to scream about as with previous upgrades.
Definitely upgrade to 2003!
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- Webmasters Don't Buy Access 2003
If you use Access 2002 or earlier in your websites, don't buy office 2003 because Access 2003 is not supported by anyone including bCentral, a Microsoft Company. I changed providers to bCentral after being told they did, then found they don't, plus not to mention cannot connect to their servers most of the time. As with any MS product, always errors.
It has been a complete nightmare, I uninstalled 2003 and reinstalled 2002 and all my databases that I opened with 2003 are screwed up. It will take me months to fix a 1500 page website that is Access driven. Time I learned PHP or MySQL.