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    Deals for Office?

    I'm looking to upgrade to Office 2003. I see it at $280 on Buy.com. Anyone have another recommended source?

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Which flavor? Standard, Pro, Premium, etc.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Dang--I left that out in my haste to post! (Would that be post haste?)

    I have O2K Professional, so that's probably what I'll get. I don't remember a Premium edition. What is that?

    I also remember Woody mentioning Visual Studio Tools for integration. Is that a separate development environment?

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    My bad. It is enterprise not premium and you have to have a volume license to get it. Maybe you ought to look at What's in the Office 2003 Editions? then post again. Visual Studio is another product you can investigate at the MS site also.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    I've purchased from AtomicPark.com in the past. Looks like a good price on the Upgrade package ($266).

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Visual Studio Tools for Office is an add-on something like the old Developer Tools that were included in Office 2000 and Office 2002 Developer Edition. Sort of. It includes Visual Basic .Net Standard, the Access runtime, and a bunch of stuff you need to do .NET development for Office. Well, perhaps need is too strong. If you look at the earliest posts on the .Net board, I think we had some discussions of VSTO and how it is used. But you certainly don't need it to write macros.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    I just purchased Office Pro for $220 at http://www.salesintl.com/subcatmfgpr...218&1=231&2=-1.
    It's a CD only, OEM version but legit

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Here's something to look out for, maybe no longer on the current version of Office.

    Just before its release, MS offered a free one day seminar in a near by city on the new version of Office. Since I develop in it, I decided to attend.

    All attendees received a free, full blown version of Office Professional. Which I didn't know about prior to going.

    Lunch was even included.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    If you look at the earliest posts on the .Net board, I think we had some discussions of VSTO and how it is used. But you certainly don't need it to write macros.

    Thanks Jefferson. I'll check out the .NET board. My understanding of how all this works together is pretty fuzzy.

    I just received the free copy of Visual Basic .Net Standard that MS was offering for watching tutorials on the web. I don't know what I'll do with it, but I'd like to investigate putting some of my macro-based products into a more efficient code environment. Plus, I'd like to expand my skillset at the same time.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Did you accessorize with the new mouse? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    <hr>Installation of OEM software on an existing computer system would require the addition of new "qualifying" hardware to your PC or laptop. This hardware need not be purchased from SalesIntl.com. There is not a specific list of hardware that must be purchased; you may choose a new mouse, to add some more memory, a new video card, or any new hardware that you may need. By purchasing OEM software from SalesIntl.com you become a "System Builder" and you are responsible for adherence to all requirements in the EULA and all required upgrades both hardware and software. You are also responsible for technical support on the product. Do not purchase OEM products if you are unsure of your responsibilities.
    (From their help page)<hr>
    It's an interesting interpretation.)

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Yes, you see the humor too eh? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Actually they were out of mouse (mice? mices? mousies?) but are shipping it later. I'll have to wait before I can be properly attired with my new accessory. Their interpretation of OEM is interesting and besides, MS didn't say what 'hardware' meant, right? It works for me and I don't need MS support for Office anyway (I got The Lounge for that *ha*)

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Free is great! I thought I was getting a "steal" by paying $20 for Office 2003 Professional. One of the perks of being in a higher education system which has a license with Microsoft for faculty, staff, and students to purchase one copy for a home computer.

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    Re: Deals for Office?

    Hey, I get e-mail all the time offering Office Pro for $20 or less. Of course there is no box, or manuals or.......

    But let me know and I will send them your e-mail address so you too can get in on the GREAT deals... <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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