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Software Assurance Cuts Back


Software Assurance Cuts Back

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Unfortunately I did pay for this, never used it and now it look as if it will be taken away.

Perhaps MS will provide a refund to me...
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My company offers this, so does that mean that any licences that have been bought will be revoked or that we should get in there quick?
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My company offered Office through this program. A couple of months ago, though, we were informed that anyone who'd bought the software through this program would no longer be covered and they had to uninstall and delete it from their home computers because Microsoft wasn't offering it that way any more.

Which sucked for people who'd spent money on the software. (I wasn't one of them.) If they wanted a copy of Office at home, they had to repurchase it at full price now.

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Bah - that sucks!
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I've taken advantage of the Home Use Program via my employer (US Air Force) a couple of times for Office (2007 and 2010) and Visio (2007 and 2010) but not the EPP. Those prices were way more than HUP. While I'm sure they were a lot lower than retail, it still wasn't a big enough carrot for me to bite at something I didn't absolutely need. It's a shame that the program is being cut though...



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By enrolling in CE courses at the local college, we get insane discounts on most MS software. Since we get refunded by the company at the sucessful completion of a class, it's both education and software for the time spent to upgrade ones skills.

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A recent change to our Enterprise agreement allows us to install Office at home "for a nominal fee", presumably to defray costs at my place of work. I use open source products for the little bit of (personal) work I do at home, and I've made it quite clear that if the company wants me to work at home, they can pay me to do so, and that includes the computer and any software it may involve. They don't use my car, they aren't using my computer or my software.
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My employer offered this. It also included Microsoft branded hardware like the Xbox, mice, and keyboards. Most XBOX games are not made by MS so it didn't include any that I wanted.

However, from my perspective, I could buy it cheaper from a local retailer because it was the same price, but with MS I had to pay shipping.

The website sucked as well. No wonder no one took advantage of it. I figure with no one using it and the admin cost to maintain the crappy website, it was a no-brainer to ax it.

I did/do participate in the at home use program. That is sweet.

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We've had a good take-up of the Microsoft Home Use Programme, the Dell Employee Purchase Scheme and the Hewlett Packard Employee Purchase Scheme but we've never offered the software assurance scheme because we've had MS-HUP.
Maybe it's just MS removing the lesser used scheme.
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