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Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack Service Pack 3

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User Inputs Considered in Improving and Advancing Microsoft’s Flagship Office Suite

By Christine Diaz

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Undeniably, Microsoft terminated its technical support for MS Office 2003. Prior to the move, they were able to release MS Office 2003 Service Pack 3. Through this service pack, Microsoft provided its Office users the most recent updates to the said Office suite. Office 2003 disabled a number of default features, but enabled more administrator control.

Office 2003 received major development through its 3rd service pack. Its security has been significantly improved not to mention the advancements and feature enhancements that were integrated into the service pack. Security-wise, MS Office can now block security threats and all the other attacks that Office applications get.

Most importantly, the service pack was presented as a consolidated upgrade unlike its previous versions which were released separately. Thanks to the contribution of its users, Microsoft was able to improve one of its flagship products. Contributions and feedback from users were gathered through various Crash Analysis received through MS Online and MS Product Support.

Pros

  • Features improvements based on inputs from users
  • More administrator control is established

Cons

  • Technical support was already terminated
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Major Developments Including Stabilized Security Featured in Office 2003 3rd Service Pack

By Reinalei Jamir

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thankfully, Microsoft had the common sense to release the 3rd Service Pack of MS Office 2003 as a merged upgrade. Compared to its predecessors, Office 2003 upgrades were released individually which required me to download them separately as well. Such a chore!

Major developments were included in MS Office 2003 SP 3. Security for one, which is the most important for me, has been greatly improved. Office 2003 has been added with a shield that can block threats and attacks common with office suites. Aside from the security improvements, other performance enhancements and advancements were included, while certain default items were removed. More admin control was enabled, however.

Unfortunately though, Office 2003 is no longer provided with a technical support by Microsoft. Before this, they were able to gather user feedback to improve their famous office suite. This has proven how important inputs from users are. Entries in the Microsoft’s Crash Analysis Report, which were available through MS Product Support and MS Online, provided the valuable feedback and contributions.

Pros

  • Upgrade provided in one release
  • Security is stabilized and better

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  • No longer provided with a technical support
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Strengthened Office Suite Security despite Discontinued Tech Support from Developer

By Ivy Paloma

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Although support for Office 2003 has been discontinued since 8th of April this year, I would be glad to discuss with you its 3rd installment of its Service Pack (SP). MS Office 2003 SP 3 makes available the most recent updates to MS Office 2003.

You see, MS Office 2003 SP 3 corresponds to a major development in Office 2003 with regards to its security. It advances and consolidates the Office suite against impending security threats and other attacks. More importantly, it also includes fixes whereas with previous service packs, separate updates were released for Office 2003.

Service Pack 3 includes strength improvements that have been developed due to the result of inputs from users through the Crash Analysis of Microsoft Online in Office 2003. User inputs were also taken from feedbacks in Microsoft Product Support.

Office 2003 behavior has been modified as the result of changes in SP 3. These include the change that disabled certain default features and it also increased computer administrator controls.

Pros

  • It has strengthened the Office Suite security
  • Released updates as a whole instead of separate ones

Cons

  • Technical support has been discontinued
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for personal needs, also come more familiar to microsoft software. if anger of typing this message will not make me change my interest in this soft.

  • For an assignment - I am currently a student that enroll for Project Management Cource. The software is required to assist in creating a WBS

  • School project and activity using microsoft access connecting to visual basic. Thanks for uploading it into your site. This will help me a lot.

  • I am going to use it for home purposes I and using access to teach my son. I do not mind understanding all the microsoft office for myself.

  • for typing my assignment back from and solving other related problems on office management,much more useful doing other offices work asigned to me.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used SP2 Operating System via free download and now trying to download Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Office 2003, please check the compatibility.

  • i have used microsoft office 2007 and 2010 and they have helped me alot to learn more about what i was looking for during my studies as a student

  • using Microsoft office and excel, tally printing, YouTube, Wikipedia m different types of websites google search, business and export busines data etc

  • office 2003 but didn't complete am expecting this download to work through if I am able to sit at computer long enough to get it adequately setup

  • previously i am used MS Excel on my another lapto for the study.But now i have not MS word for typing purpose so i am going to install it very quivkly by using this site.

What do you like most about this program?
  • fast secure and user friendy with latest improvements and corrections and good to operate also best for beginners and children which is easy

  • awesome to use all application. user friendly i can make my presentation very easily and used anywhere at office also working very niclely on system

  • office word 2003 the most popular software. very easy to use thank you very much developer for making such of this awesome application for pc

  • Necessary because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have stopped supporting Office 2003 and so won't provide this Service Pack. Daft really

  • excel 2003 report genenration , data analysis, mathematical solving, statistical evaluation used to analize product outputs and other works.

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is a package that includes some improvements related to security, performance and stability to the whole set of ms office utilities developed at the same name. Those who download it will be able to enjoy it in their Windows OS, such as on XP ones.

This software fixes some errors from the programs of the complete MS Office suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Outlook and Access. These corrections were made after collecting the user’s feedback in order to fix the most common and annoying errors.

This is a free trial of the third service pack released by Microsoft. As it incorporates all the previous updates, you won’t have to install the old versions on your computer.

Remarkable improvements

This program includes security improvements to avoid threats like viruses or phishing attacks. This is specfically related to the email client platform Outlook. With this improvement, it will be much more difficult for fraudsters to steal confidential information such as passwords or bank details.

Besides that, other enhancements are related to the spelling and the mistakes that occurred when writing in some languages. In addition, you will notice a higher level of stability and performance whilst carrying out different tasks.

For example, this service pack has also fixed the problems caused when working with cells in Excel and the errors whist inserting text within tables in Word.

Previous update

This is the latest edition available, so we recommend you to take advantage of all it's improvements. However, you can also get the Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, which was previously released, though it is not as complete as the third pack.

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack Service Pack 3 Features

It has several features which are detailed below:

  • You can configure it to allow or deny the COM component you want
  • Increased security related to macros in Excel files
  • Improved security when you open a maliciously modified file
  • Solves typing errors in other languages
  • High level of stability and performance
  • Extra security with bank operations and passwords

If you want to read more information about this MS Office utility, you can do it here

Conclusion

As a user, you can still find problems using this utility suite. It has made many improvements and it is a good choice to update your system to protect it against security risks.

Pros
  • Security fixes concerns about phishing attacks
  • Improvements related to different programs
  • User feedback
Cons
  • Despite the improvements, errors can still occur