--On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:18 AM -0500 Marg Knox
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> Our account manager has confirmed that Office Professional for the Mac
> will NOT be in the Campus Agreement. That item remains Microsoft Office
> Macintosh Edition.
> "The new Office Mac Professional bundle includes: Office Mac v. X Pro,
> Virtual PC for Mac 6.1 and Win XP Pro to give customers professional
> tools and complete compatibility."
> It seems to me that our Campus Agreements SHOULD include Office Pro for
> the Mac. It has Office Pro for the Windows side. Macs are under
> supported in the program. And the Virtual PC product would allow access
> to some products such as Front Page that used to be available for Macs
> (including in Campus Agreements).
> Now UT Austin has a lot of Macs and I know not all schools do.
Office Pro for MacOS should be included in MSCA just as the Pro version of
Office is included for Windows. Macs ARE under supported in the campus
agreement while we pay the same amount to cover our faculty, staff and
students who own Macintosh computers. That number is relatively small in
our case, but growing again with since the release of Mac OS X.
Did you have to ask your MS representative for information about inclusion
of the new offering or was it sent to you in advance of the release?
Microsoft didn't send us any information in advance of the release.
Software Manager for Computing Services
Carnegie Mellon University
Computing Services (CyH 262)
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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