In just a few short weeks, on 8th April 2014, we get to say goodbye to support for Project 2003 and Project Server 2003, as both products, and the rest of Office 2003 reach their end of life.  Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 support ended last month – 14th January.  For full details of the Support Lifecycle on any Microsoft products see http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/.

Hopefully if you are using Project 2003 or Project Server 2003 you are well on your way to migrating to something new �� but if this is news to you then the following links to migration paths to Project Server 2010, 2013 and Project Online will help you make the transition.  Personally, unless you have a desire to keep your own servers, the option to go to Project Online may make most sense, depending what you already have in 2003.

Information that will assist you when upgrading from previous version to 2013:

  • Project Server 2003 to 2010 via the Virtual Migration Environment.
  • Upgrade resources for going to Project Server 2010
  • Upgrade resources for going to Project Server 2013
  • Change to Project Online

Here is the Project home page for additional information and options available: 
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project/
Support for Project 2003 versions will end on April 8, 2014
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Project+Server+2003&Filter=FilterGA&gadate=0
Support for Windows SharePoint Services will end on January 14, 2014
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Windows+SharePoint+Services+2.0&Filter=FilterGA&gadate=0

As always, we are here to help you in support – but for Project and Project Server 2003 - ‘always’ finishes April 8th 2014.  After that you are on your own… 2003 was the current release when I joined the team, having joined Microsoft shortly after 2002 released.  I’ll try to hold back the tears (of joy) for the big party - 10/10/2017.