Microsoft Project 2003 represented a positive step forward in the world of project management software upon its debut. Microsoft had released Project versions prior to the 2003 edition and the cycle was a fairly consistent two or three years beginning in 1995. When Project 2002 was released, it was the first to contain mandatory product activation as Microsoft began moving in that direction with their Office and operating systems. As Windows XP came into prominence, the company released Project 2003. This version was the first to use XP-style icons and the last version to support Windows 2000.
Project 2003 proved to have staying power as it would be four years before Microsoft released a follow-up with Project 2007. If you like the features in Microsoft Project 2003 and prefer to use that project management software over newer versions, My Choice Software has this title in several variations. Both Project 2003 Standard and Project 2003 Professional are available, with versions including retail box and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) disk. Software on OEM disks can only be installed and activated one time and is similar to the programs that are pre-installed on new computers. OEM programs are tied to the computer, so if the computer stops working, your access to the program will end. Retail box versions can be installed on different computers, so if your original computer dies, you can install the program on a new computer. Microsoft Project 2003 Standard has everything needed for project managers to increase productivity and to effectively provide timely status updates on projects. Project 2003 Professional has these same features but can also be used with Project Server. In addition, the professional version includes team planning and communication features that are not available in the Standard version. Like all versions of Project, Project 2003 is very user friendly with on-screen help readily available at all times. All of these software titles are new, have never been used and are guaranteed to be 100 percent genuine Microsoft software.