Microsoft Office 2000

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Microsoft Office 2000
Microsoft Office 2000 logo until 1999-2006
Microsoft Office 2000 logo until 1999-2006
Initial releaseJune 7, 1999; 22 years ago
Operating systemWindows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
Platformx86, x64
Websitemicrosoft.com/office/office2000

Microsoft Office 2000 is a business software developed by Microsoft. Successors like Office 97 and Microsoft Office 2000 introduced the ''Office News'' channel on May 14, 1999. Microsoft Office 2000 was released on June 7, 1999, along with Windows 2000 Beta 1.

History and development[change | change source]

Development of Office 2000 started at the beginning of Windows 98 Beta 2 in January 1997, with version 10.9.0. Development ended on December 31st, 1997. Microsoft announced in 1999 that they would be releasing Microsoft Office 2000 with the "Office News" channel. They announced it in New York City and Redmond, Washington.

On May 20, 1999, Microsoft started with the release of Microsoft Office 2000 RTM, which ran on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 operating systems. On June 7, 1999, Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2000 worldwide.[source?]

Support[change | change source]

Microsoft Office 2000 was supported on Windows 95 and Windows 98. Microsoft released Office 2000 for Windows 2000 on March 17, 2000. Office 2000 released for Windows ME on September 19, 2000.

On August 29, 2001, Windows XP RTM released with Microsoft Office 2000. Windows Vista did not support Microsoft Office 2000.

Support lifecycles[change | change source]

On July 20, 2004, Microsoft announced that they would be ending support for Microsoft Office 2000. BBC News and The New York Times announced that Microsoft Office 2000 would no longer be supported on September 20, 2004. It was supported for 6 years in total.