Microsoft Sets Date for Office 2003
Retail availability expected at launch on Oct. 21, sources say.Microsoft is expected to announce on Friday that several versions of its forthcoming Office 2003 suite have moved from development to manufacturing. Delivery date for the shrink-wrapped productivity suite: Oct. 21, sources said. Microsoft will announce that some, but not all, of the six Office 2003 SKUs will go to manufacturing this week, say sources. The six SKUs are: Professional Enterprise, Professional, Standard, Students and Teachers, Small Business, and Basic.
Sources add that Microsoft is planning to launch the Office 2003 suite of desktop productivity products at an event in New York on Oct. 21. Retail SKUs of Office 2003 will be available through retail channels on that date, sources close to the company say.