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    Something for almost nothing!

    Came in this morning to find an e-mail about how as we are a corporate MS customer, we can buy a copy of Office 2013 pro for £8.95 for home use. Don't mind if I do!

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    Is that part of the home use thingy program? Or a full real edition?

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    The e-mail says it's part of the Microsoft Home Use Program. Includes one copy of Microsoft 2013 Professional Plus (or Office 2011 for Mac).

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    It's a full copy, but is only license only allows you to use it whilst you are employed by that organisation, but for £8.95 who cares

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    Used to have the same in the NHS, cost us £17 for Office 2007 back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Used to have the same in the NHS, cost us £17 for Office 2007 back in the day.
    Quell surprise, NHS negotiate something and it costs nearly twice as much as what everyone else gets it for

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    I am going back a few years now.

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    Mine still works and I left the co that I got it through 18mths ago......shhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hefferzzzz View Post
    Mine still works and I left the co that I got it through 18mths ago......shhh
    I'm not even sure how they could tell if you've left the place of work!

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    I get all Microsoft products free through work because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner.

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    We've been using this process for a while now as I think it started with Office 2010. Members of staff use to be able to install office at home free from our volume license campus agreement. I think this might have lead to extra copies being made for friends and family etc and maybe some got into the hands of pirates. This way MS make a bit of extra cash and the install will only work on one PC due to the individual serial number with each one. Not so good for the friends and family and the pirates though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pughburt View Post
    I get all Microsoft products free through work because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner.
    Completely off topic: Epic sig!

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    haha cheers mate

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