The difference between Vista and Office

One of the challenges in retail is when customers buy a PC with Windows on it and think they also have Microsoft Office.  They get home all excited to write their first letter on Word and find to their dismay that it isn’t installed.  From their point of view, they bought a PC with Microsoft…

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Random roundup post Christmas

Hope you had a great Christmas and happy New Year.  I certainly did not work during the break so here is a collection of stuff that I thought was interesting in my inbox when I got back to work today. "A Santa without Excel is like a scrawny kid without a wedgie" I thought I…

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Free car with your petrol?

Do you want fries with that?  We call it ‘attach’ – and there are some crazy examples out there: PC World started offering a free PC with an Orange broadband contract.  This seems to have ended now but is says they are offering £300 off selected laptops instead. RedTen have picked up instead though offering…

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Why does Home and Student edition not include Outlook?

Good question in today from Andrew Balgarnie – if you have a question or something you’d like me to comment on or look into just use the email link on the header. He says “Given how much you sing the praises of oneNote / outlook integration why doesn’t the home / student office bundle include…

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Selling out

Remember that episode of the apprentice when they had to sell stuff on a shopping channel? Well it was my turn on Saturday night when I appeared on QVC’s Small Office Home Office show to sell Home and Student Edition at the very good price of £63.24.  It was good experience and there are few…

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