General Chat Thread, MS Access for students in General; We have a 6th former who wants to buy Access but as i'm sure you know it's not included in ...
12th February 2008, 04:00 PM #1
MS Access for students
We have a 6th former who wants to buy Access but as i'm sure you know it's not included in the S&T edition, i found a comment on this Amazon link saying you get a voucher to claim a cheep Access has anyone ever seen this.
a voucher to claim MS Access for 30Euros - translated to £18.81 when I ordered it form the MS website.
12th February 2008, 04:07 PM #2
I don't know if this helps, but if you are an RM school I think your students can buy MS software at up to 90% off retail prices.
Sorry if I'm way off with this one...
12th February 2008, 04:08 PM #3
Microsoft are currently doing Office 2007 Ultimate for £38 for students:
Thanks to Dos_Box from:
cookie_monster (12th February 2008)
12th February 2008, 04:16 PM #4
Ah nice one Dos_Box, i suppose we'll have problems as we run 2003 on the network. Any idea if this is the case?
12th February 2008, 04:18 PM #5
See also RM's the basement - open to all students: http://www.rm.com/thebasement/
Software 4 Students- http://www.software4students.co.uk/
both of which have been discussed in earlier threads
12th February 2008, 04:33 PM #6
How do you get it if you don't have a .ac email address?
Is the RM offer open to non RM schools?
12th February 2008, 04:36 PM #7
No idea. The file format converters only cover Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
12th February 2008, 04:37 PM #8
Both RM the basement and Software4Students are open to any UK student, regardless of who there school is with. All you have to do is say which school the child attends. You don't even have to give a name. I assume M$'s own website is the same.
They have a deal with M$ to sell the software cheaply to students. I assume this means there will be no more "student & teacher' versions of software.
12th February 2008, 04:41 PM #9
Software4Students and The Basement are student only, i.e. not teachers and not schools, so there is definitely still a place for academic licences.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
12th February 2008, 04:42 PM #10
Mysql and decent frontend (openoffice) is what this student needs. Does anyone write access anymore? I mean it's really poor in the scalibility dept. oh I forgot - access is what they use in school, right.
We have a 6th former who wants to buy Access
12th February 2008, 04:48 PM #11
Although i don't agree with students being force fed office i'm sure Access is still quite popular...
12th February 2008, 04:49 PM #12
There is a place for academic licenses I agree, but if student software is being sold this cheaply, there will be no call from students for the traditional 'student & teacher' license.
Originally Posted by NickJones
Teachers don't get licenses because their schools have them, so I assume that some other arrangement will be forthcoming.
12th February 2008, 04:50 PM #13
I just don't see many big projects using access, but lots of large sites use mysql So I figure why pay for something thats second rate. When the OOO/Mysql option is free.
12th February 2008, 04:58 PM #14
I can see where you're coming from but all they're required to do is make a small pretty Db and you need to stick with what the staff can teach.
12th February 2008, 05:02 PM #15
Some teachers still get licences - they can only use ones from their school if there is an MS Schools Agreement in place, but not every school has one of those (we don't, for example).
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