Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Office System products in Polish language version in all sales channels across the country. Concurrently with the worldwide release date – October 21, 2003. – as the first in Poland, only selected retail versions of Microsoft Office 2003 went on sale in Polish. A month later – on November 20, 2003. – Polish versions of all basic Microsoft Office System products are already available in sales channels.
Microsoft has also prepared a customized offer to purchase Microsoft Office 2003 products for:
a) small businesses – the ideal solution for smaller businesses is Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 (a package that includes the all-new Business Contact Manager tool for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, which allows employees to more effectively manage customer contacts and communications, track deal opportunities, and generate and analyze reports on ongoing sales activities),
b) large and medium-sized enterprises – the ideal solution for advanced and very demanding users is Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 (version available only in volume license programs, containing a new program called Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 – helping teams and organizations gather and share information within their structure by creating extensive, dynamic forms based on XML language), and Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 – available at retail and OEM. Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 versions are a properly prepared set of applications, ready for full cooperation with all other advanced Microsoft Office System products such as server systems or Web services. This is the only solution allowing full use of new functions in the enterprise work,
c) individual users and educational institutions – a very beneficial solution for this group of customers is Microsoft Office 2003 for Teachers, Students and Learners and Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003.
With educational users in mind, new, friendly licensing rules were created for Microsoft Office 2003 for Teachers, Students and Learners (for non-commercial use):
– perpetual license – even after graduation, the user can still use the purchased Microsoft Office 2003 educational version,
– 3 licenses are included in the package, so the product can be installed and used on 3 computers owned by the family,
– Microsoft has also planned special upgrades to Microsoft Office 2003 for Teachers, Students and Learners in the future.