From: Adrian C on 12 Jul 2010 14:54
On 12/07/2010 17:17, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> On 12/07/2010 in message <8a0r6hFva7U1(a)mid.individual.net> Adrian C wrote:
>> Yes, discount came through fine. :)
> Can you give us a heads upon what is included or a link?
I've gone for the professional subscription, with downloading.
I used to be an
> MSDN subscriber but it just became too expensive.
As a programmer I used to subscribe as well to that (when XP first came
out) and was annoyed that that programme didn't also include Office
which I used to develop on. Only stayed on for a year though as I had
what I needed and a Microsoft salesperson confirmed to me that the stuff
received was still licensed to me, even when out of subscription.
This is all for evaluation and training to keep me relevent to the
workplace. My production environment where I use the stuff for
day-to-day business is (well, I keep saying but will get around to it)
applications on Linux.
(Oh my, I'm turning into writing posts like NLeL...)
BTW, Microsoft do offer some crazy discounts for Technet at various
times. Don't blame me if they decide in a couple of months to offer it
at 50% discount, or Free (as they did last year, though probably
unlikely now since with new OS/Apps software it's now actually
From: Nick Le Lievre on 12 Jul 2010 15:41
"Adrian C" <email(a)here.invalid> wrote in message
> (Oh my, I'm turning into writing posts like NLeL...)
I suppose once you knew my medical history with regard to mental
illness/schizophrenia you would not be so surprised how my train of thought
tends to leave a lasting impression on people
From: Jeff Gaines on 12 Jul 2010 16:52
On 12/07/2010 in message <8a16nhFb8cU1(a)mid.individual.net> Adrian C wrote:
Many thanks :-)
>(Oh my, I'm turning into writing posts like NLeL...)
Those are my principles � and if you don�t like them, well, I have others.
From: Daniel James on 14 Jul 2010 16:29
In article <8a16nhFb8cU1(a)mid.individual.net>, Adrian C wrote:
> As a programmer I used to subscribe as well to [MSDN] (when XP
> first came out) and was annoyed that that programme didn't also
> include Office which I used to develop on.
MSDN does and did include Office if you have a sufficiently expensive
I'm an MSDN "Professional" subscriber which costs me about �350 a year on
a volume purchase discount thingie and does NOT include Office. Some years
ago when I had more confidence of my time being reasonably fully allocated
to paying clients I used to have the "Universal" MSDN (which cost about
�1k a year without any discount) and that DID include Office.
As I see it: If Microsoft don't provide licences for all their development
platforms (of which Office is certainly one) in all the levels of MSDN
it's because they really want me to use Open Office ... so I do (and very
good it is, too).
My current client expects everyone to use Office 2k3 ... so they gave me a
PC with O2k7 to work on (?) ... and I use OO in a linux VM.
From: Albert Ross on 17 Jul 2010 09:52
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:41:38 +0100, "Nick Le Lievre"
>"Adrian C" <email(a)here.invalid> wrote in message
>> (Oh my, I'm turning into writing posts like NLeL...)
>I suppose once you knew my medical history with regard to mental
>illness/schizophrenia you would not be so surprised how my train of thought
>tends to leave a lasting impression on people
Your brain runs on Windows 3.1