Microsoft Office XP

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Microsoft Office XP
Office XP logo and wordmark.png
OfficeXP Win8.png
Office XP running on Windows 8
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseMay 31, 2001; 13 years ago (2001-05-31)
DiscontinuedService Pack 3 (SP3) / March 30, 2004; 10 years ago (2004-03-30)
Development statusDiscontinued
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PlatformIA-32
TypeOffice suite
LicenseProprietary commercial software
Websitesupport.microsoft.com/gp/office-xp
 
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Microsoft Office XP
Office XP logo and wordmark.png
OfficeXP Win8.png
Office XP running on Windows 8
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseMay 31, 2001; 13 years ago (2001-05-31)
DiscontinuedService Pack 3 (SP3) / March 30, 2004; 10 years ago (2004-03-30)
Development statusDiscontinued
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PlatformIA-32
TypeOffice suite
LicenseProprietary commercial software
Websitesupport.microsoft.com/gp/office-xp

Microsoft Office XP is an office suite created and distributed by Microsoft for Windows operating system. Released to manufacturing (RTM) on March 5, 2001[1] and launched on May 31, 2001,[2] it is the successor to Office 2000 and the predecessor to Office 2003, and was known as Office 10 in the early stages of its development cycle. Despite the "XP" branding, Office XP does not require Windows XP or higher; rather, "XP" was a marketing term for its era.

The Office Assistant, included in Microsoft Office 97 and subsequent versions until Office 2007, is disabled by default in Office XP; this was a key element of Microsoft's advertising campaign for Office XP, which claimed that Office XP was so user-friendly that the Office Assistant was rendered obsolete. [3]

Office XP received three service packs during its lifetime.[4] Mainstream support for Office XP ended on July 11, 2006 and extended support ended on July 12, 2011.[5]

Naming conventions[edit]

Microsoft Office XP was released in conjunction with Windows XP, although the latter was not launched until October of the same year. Despite their naming similarities, Office XP is compatible not only with Windows XP, but also with Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6a), Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows Vista. It is not compatible with Windows 95 as Office 2000 is the last supported version. Office XP is listed as incompatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Windows Compatibility Center, but some users have claimed that it is compatible.[6] It is the last version with support for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, and Windows NT 4.0.

The individual components within Office XP have the "2002" suffix rather than the "XP" one, like: Word 2002, Excel 2002.

New features[edit]

Microsoft Office XP, released in 2001, is a major upgrade from versions 95, 97 and 2000, with various new features and improvements:

Removed features[edit]

Editions[edit]

The component products were packaged together in various suites. Some of these editions were available as retail packages in either full or upgrade versions, others as full OEM versions for inclusion with new PCs, and still others as volume license versions that required no activation. All editions provided the core components of Word, Excel, and Outlook, and all editions except the Small Business edition provided PowerPoint.[12]

Table of Editions
Programs and FeaturesHome EditionMicrosoft Office Plus!ProfessionalProfessional Special
(upgrade only)
Professional
with Publisher
Professional
with FrontPage
Developer
Licensing schemeRetail, Volume and AcademicOEMRetail and VolumeRetailOEMVolumeRetail
Word 2002YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Excel 2002YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Outlook 2002YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PowerPoint 2002YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Access 2002NoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Publisher 2002NoYesNoYesYesNoNo
FrontPage 2002NoNoNoYesNoYesYes
Developer toolsNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Visio 2002NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Project 2002NoNoNoNoNoNoNo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Microsoft Office XP Released to Manufacturing With Widespread Industry Support". Microsoft News Center. Microsoft Corporation. 5 March 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Office XP Adds New Tools and Innovations to Foundation of Past Versions". Microsoft.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ Luening, Erich (2009-10-27). "Microsoft tool "Clippy" gets pink slip - CNET News". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)". Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft Corporation. 30 March 2004. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft Office XP transitions from Mainstream to Extended Support phase". Microsoft Support. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 2 March 2012. "Mainstream Support for Office XP is scheduled to end on July 11, 2006. After that date, Office XP will be in the Extended Support phase for 5 years — until July 12, 2011." 
  6. ^ "Windows 8 Compatibility Center". Windows Compatibility Center. Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Differences between Office 2000 and Office 2003". Technet.microsoft.com. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Differences between Office XP and Office 2003". Technet.microsoft.com. 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  9. ^ "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action error message when you open a Binder file". Support.microsoft.com. 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  10. ^ "OFF: Small Business Customer Manager Removed After Upgrade to Office XP Small Business Edition". Support.microsoft.com. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  11. ^ "Microsoft Map removed from the computer when you upgrade to Excel 2002 or to Excel 2003". Support.microsoft.com. 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  12. ^ "Microsoft Office - Office XP Suites: Which Is Right for You? - Microsoft Office XP". Web.archive.org. 2001-06-09. Archived from the original on 2001-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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