As of 2009, Microsoft discontinued Office 2000. Users are unable to download the program or receive any support for the product. Consumers looking for a free version of an Office product can access some of the company's programs online for free with limited features.
As of 2015, consumers can use Microsoft Office Online at no cost. The program does not require any downloads. However, Microsoft Office Online does need an Internet connection to work. Consumers can access Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint through the service. The free version limits what users can edit and create. Users can access full document creation and editing features with Office 365 paid subscriptions. To access the product online, users need to create accounts.