Microsoft Updates Office 2000

But now Microsoft has readied Service Release 1, a collection of all the bug fixes and updates made for Office 2000 since its release. You can download it from the Office Update site, or get it on a CD-ROM free of charge.

SR-1 is certified for Windows 2000 and includes updates and bug fixes for all of Microsoft's Office 2000 software, including Access, Excel, FrontPage, the FrontPage server extensions, the Office server extensions, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

If you're running an older version of Internet Explorer, SR-1 gives you the option of upgrading to IE 5.01, the version that ships with Windows 2000. But to upgrade to Office 2000 SR-1, you must have your Office 2000 CD-ROMs available.

Automating Office

While you're on the Office Update site, you might also want to download the Auto Update utility and the Save My Settings Wizard, two new free "e-services" for Office.

With Office Auto Update, much like the Windows Auto Update utility, you won't have to constantly check Microsoft's site for fixes and updates. Instead, when you go online, the utility checks Microsoft's site in the background, and alerts you of new patches or updates. Based on your system configuration, the utility suggests updates for you to download. You can also set Office's update feature to alert you whether the update is critical or recommended, according to Lisa Gurry, Office product manager.

The other free e-service, Save My Settings Wizard, lets you save your Office 2000 settings in a Web storage place on Microsoft's Office site. When you switch systems or use someone else's PC, you can grab your settings and use them.

"It's useful for a mobile office or for a home user," says Gurry. "So rather than [redoing settings] on each machine, you go to the Office Update site, pick and choose your settings, and save them on the site." Once you save your settings, you can retrieve them from any Internet-connected PC.

If you're still waiting to upgrade from Office 97 to 2000, you might want to hold out a little longer. Starting in May, new Office 2000 suites will include all of the SR-1 updates in the box.

Also starting in May, Office 2000 Premium versions will include Microsoft's PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 software as well. PhotoDraw's tools help you create Web pages, printed documents, and presentations. Current customers will be able to upgrade and obtain the additional application.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Alexandra Krasne

PC World
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?