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Are there any known problems with mixing Office XP and Outlook 2003?

In December, 2004, our company is going to convert from Groupwise 5.5 to Outlook 2003 and Exchange.  We are currently running Office XP with Groupwise 5.5 on 700 computers in the company.  Here are the questions we have:

1.  Can we expect Outlook 2003 to work with Office XP without problems?
2.  Will address books, archives, and appointments convert from Groupwise 5.5 to Outlook 2003?
3.  I am not certain of the version of Exchange they are running but am told it will be the latest available, will it be critical that we run a particular version of Exchange?

Anything else that may be helpful to us in our conversion process?
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RROTHER
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mark-waCommented:
Outlook 2003 and Office Xp can coexist without conflict.  The only problem is you lose some functionality in Outlook.  You cannot use Microsoft Word to edit emails.  "New letter to contact" option does not work, for this uses Word interaction with Outlook.  Basically, Word and Outlook will not be able to interact the way they can when they are matching versions.

The address book and appointments should be able to convert, whether it be by direct import, if that option is available, or if you can export them as .csv files, those .csv files can easily be imported into Outlook.  The only thing is you will probably have to go through and map the fields to the correct Outlook fields, which it gives you this option during the import.  That's not a problem.  I'm not sure what you mean by "archives" though.

Anything from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 should be fine.

Hope this helps.

Mark
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