Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering has announced that extended support for Microsoft Office 2000 will end on July 14, 2009. Office 2000 patches published on or before July 14, 2009 will remain on the Microsoft Download Center (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads). For more information, see the Office 2000 Lifecycle policy (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&p1=2484&x=17&y=20).

For information about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for Office products, see the Office section of Lifecycle Supported Service Packs (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesupsp).

Office Sustained Engineering also announced end of support for Office Update Web site and Office Update Inventory Tool Version 2.2 in August, 2009, as noted in this blog Office Update Web site and Office Update Inventory Tool Version 2.2 support ends in August, 2009 (http://blogs.technet.com/office_resource_kit/archive/2009/03/19/office-update-inventory-tool-version-2-2-support-ends-in-august-2009.aspx).

For the latest support announcements for Office, see the Office Sustained Engineering team's blog (http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/default.aspx).