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    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.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Of.../dp/B0000BZ54S

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    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...

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    Microsoft are currently doing Office 2007 Ultimate for £38 for students:

    http://theultimatesteal.co.uk/

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    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?

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    See also RM's the basement - open to all students: http://www.rm.com/thebasement/

    and

    Software 4 Students- http://www.software4students.co.uk/

    both of which have been discussed in earlier threads

    e.g. http://www.edugeek.net/forums/showth...tware4students

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    How do you get it if you don't have a .ac email address?

    Is the RM offer open to non RM schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    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?

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    No idea. The file format converters only cover Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I assume this means there will be no more "student & teacher' versions of software.
    Software4Students and The Basement are student only, i.e. not teachers and not schools, so there is definitely still a place for academic licences.

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    We have a 6th former who wants to buy Access
    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.

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    Although i don't agree with students being force fed office i'm sure Access is still quite popular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Software4Students and The Basement are student only, i.e. not teachers and not schools, so there is definitely still a place for academic licences.
    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.

    Teachers don't get licenses because their schools have them, so I assume that some other arrangement will be forthcoming.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Teachers don't get licenses because their schools have them, so I assume that some other arrangement will be forthcoming.
    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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