Microsoft takes a look back at how technology has changed during the past decade

Microsoft takes a look back at how technology has changed during the past decade

A lot has happened over the past decade and Microsoft is offering us a quick look back at how technology has changed over the years. On top of that, Microsoft is reiterating the end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003.

“Over ten years ago we introduced Office 2003 into the market, and at the time it was on the cutting edge of productivity – it sported a new Office logo, gave birth to OneNote and had a new look and feel that excited our customers. But Office 2003 no longer meets the needs of the way we work, play and live today. For this reason, it is time to say farewell to Office 2003 and embrace the productivity solution of today – Office 365,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Let’s face it, over a decade ago, things we just a little bit different. We didn’t have social media, nor did we have the cloud. Remember the days of purchasing a CD with an installation code? How about purchasing that brand new, first-of-its-kind flip phone with a camera?

In an official Office blog post, Microsoft is touting the modern advances that come with Office 365, including cloud storage so you don’t have to worry about your hard drive crashing and losing your work (those were the days!). On top of that, Microsoft has reiterated that support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.

“The days of editing documents via multiple attachments, iterations and printouts are behind us. Office 365 harnesses the power of the cloud to make getting things done easier and faster, regardless of your location or device. With Office 365, creating files is just the tip of the iceberg. You can now share and collaborate with family members in real-time,” Microsoft explains.

The company has also designed an infographic highlighting the past decade. Click here to take a look at the infographic. Share your memories of the past decade in the comments below.

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