Microsoft Will End Support for Office 2004 in Oct.

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Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit on Monday said Office 2004 will reach end-of-life status on October 13, 2009. The company confirmed for Macworld plans to end support for the suite on that date.

"In line with Microsoft's standard Support Lifecycle policy, Office 2004 for Mac Mainstream Support will be retired October 13, 2009," the company said in a statement given to Macworld. "The MacBU is continuing to work on updates for Office 2008 for Mac and is hard at work on the next version of Office for Mac."

Office 2004 was originally release on July 13, 2004 and has been updated with security fixes and other updates ever since. In fact, since March 12, 2008, Microsoft has developed updates for Office 2004 and Office 2008.

According to Microsoft's support Web site Office 2008 isn't scheduled for end-of-life until April 9, 2013.

This story, "Microsoft Will End Support for Office 2004 in Oct." was originally published by Macworld.

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