Office 2003 SP3 Update: Just over 30 days and it starts to be available via Microsoft Update automatic distribution

Hey Folks:


Just wanted to give you a heads up on our promised 30 days notice before making Office 2003 SP3 available via Microsoft Update automatic distribution (for Vista and XP).   We released SP3 for Office 2003 to customers about 4 months ago.  Since then we’ve heard some great feedback on what it is doing for customers be it in the enterprise, consumer, or other segments.  In some cases people probably don’t even know that it’s working for them, which is just perfect.  The security improvements are working just like they should in that case :).


That said, we wanted to use the MU blog as one of many avenues to alert our customers to the fact that we will be distributing SP3 automatically via Microsoft Update approximately 30 days from January 27th.  We say approximately because the availability will happen gradually and not everyone will see it at the same time.  Think of the 27th as the marker and no sooner than 30 days from then is when SP3 will start to become available to customers’ systems. 


This announcement gels with the policy we made public in conjunction with the release of SP1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (no sooner than 3 months we will give customers 30 days notice that we are going to use Microsoft Update automatic distribution).  This policy seems to have worked really well with SP3 because it gave the market plenty of time to evaluate the service pack, gave us time to address concerns, and now we can push it to the hundreds of millions of users who depend on us to keep them secure, up to date, and productive and they can be comfortable and informed with regards to the improvements they are getting.  We take this responsibility seriously and it’s why we invested so much in SP3. 


Have a great weekend!

The MU and Office Team



For more information on SP3, here are some great places to start:

·          Download Information and KB articles on Office 2003 SP3:

·         Detailed whitepaper on Office 2003 SP3:

Comments (27)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Office SP3 To Auto-Update Next Month

  2. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft will push automatically the Office Service Pack 3 to users who has not upgrade to it yet via

  3. Anonymous says:

    Office 2003 SP3 has been available interactively on MU for many months now, but, as you may remember

  4. Anonymous says:

    The plan of Microsoft is to distribute Office Service Pack 3… 30 days after it was made available

  5. Anonymous says:

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  6. Anonymous says:

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  7. matbaa says:

    office 2003 sp3 truly seemed to come out on time thanks

  8. Anonymous says:

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  9. Anonymous says:

    themselves very well in office in 2003 was an update I’m currently using the 2003

  10. Anonymous says:

    to update office 2003 to 2007 had been very strange but I guess the 2003 version, thank you held me in very good

  11. Anonymous says:

    to update office 2003 to 2007 had been very strange but I guess the 2003 version, thank you held me in very good

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is old news, but if you have the old software it is still usefull for me.

  13. Anonymous says:

    office service pack 3 was good time now and then what came out in 2007, but forgot about office was moved out Thank you for good programs

  14. mantolama says:

    office 2003 version come out in those days were truly some issues I was faced with a thank you microsoft

  15. Anonymous says:

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  16. Anonymous says:

    can use as office sp3 full version free, but is always better anyway thanks

  17. Anonymous says:

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  19. Anonymous says:

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) als automatisches Update

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