UPDATE: Cannot Open Office 2003 Documents Protected with RMS

Previously we blogged that starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 would not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or Rights Management Services (RMS). Additionally, customers would not be able to save Office 2003 documents protected with AD RMS/RMS.  A Hotfix package…


Cannot Open Office 2003 Documents Protected with RMS

Starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 will not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Rights Management Service (RMS) or save Office 2003 documents protected with RMS. The following error message may be displayed when attempting to Open RMS Documents using Office 2003:   “Unexpected error occurred. Please try…


December 2009 Update Release

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, Microsoft released 6 security updates.  In Office we are addressing 2 security vulnerabilities with 2 security bulletins.  The security updates apply to: Microsoft Office Converters 2002, 2003, and Office Converter Pack, described in security bulletin MS09-067. Microsoft Office Project 2000, 2002, and 2003, described in security bulletin MS09-068. For complete…


November 2009 Update Release

On Tuesday, November 10th, 2009, Microsoft released 6 security updates.  In Office we are addressing 11 security vulnerabilities with 2 security bulletins.  The security updates apply to: Microsoft Office Excel 2002, 2003, 2007, Excel Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer, and the 2007 Microsoft Office System, described in security bulletin MS09-067. Microsoft Office Word 2002, 2003, and…


October 2009 Update Release

On Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, Microsoft released 11 security updates for Office addressing 11 security vulnerabilities in two security bulletins. The security updates apply to: ·         Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2002, 2003 and 2007, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007, as described in security bulletin MS09-060. ·         Microsoft Office XP,…


Office Genuine Advantage Update Released

On Tuesday August 25th, 2009, Microsoft released an important/high priority non-security update for Office called Office Genuine Advantage Notifications to assist Microsoft’s efforts to reduce piracy. This update applies to Office XP, 2003 and 2007 suites and applications, and helps users confirm that the copy of Office that is installed on a computer is genuine…


Service Pack 2 for 2007 Microsoft Office system begins distribution via Automatic Update the week of September 21, 2009

This is advance notice that we will start providing SP2 for the 2007 Microsoft Office system via Microsoft Update’s Automatic Update the week of September 21, 2009. This continues our commitment to providing a minimum of 30 days notice prior to distributing service packs via this method. The availability will happen gradually over time, completing in early February. This…


August 2009 Update Release

On Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, Microsoft released three security updates for Office Web Components addressing four security vulnerabilities. The security updates apply to Microsoft Office 2000, XP, and 2003 Web Components, as described in security bulletin MS09-043. These updates address the issue discussed in security advisory 973472. For complete details, see “Microsoft Security Updates for…