Microsoft Office 2007 - Download for £8.95 or buy in a box for £13 - NHS Staff ONLY
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Microsoft Office 2007 - Download for £8.95 or buy in a box for £13 - NHS Staff ONLY

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Found 24th Feb 2009Made hot 24th Feb 2009
This used to be £18 but they have reduced the price. You must have an NHS email address to get this.....

Other large organisations/large companies have similar Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft so you may want to check if yours does.....

Office 2008 for the Mac is also available.

Applies to NHS staff in England & Scotland only

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great find if you've a friend in the NHS...

Bit cramped but will give it ago

Paid £18 a while ago, using my sisters account for the DVD copy - very happy.

Hot hot hot!

prefer Office 2003

Part of the Home User Program.. Ive been using this for the past few years...!!! Just a shame they dont do OS too!!!!

I got both 2003 and 2008...

BT workers have access to this.
I got a copy of Office 2007 when I worked there.

Most organisations have some sort of Home Use Program as part of their software licence agreement.

HUP only applies while you are working for the company so if you leave, officially you must uninstall the software. Unlikely you'll be audited at home though by MS !!

pet2000;4474464

prefer Office 2003



I agree.

Steve

pet2000;4474464

prefer Office 2003



same here,

office 2007 is too damn hard to use, especially when you have been using office 95/97 then office xp and then office 2003.

forget 2007

Got this for PC and Mac, one of the very few benefits of being a Doctor :-)

is this a campain to join NHS as volunteer?:?

Cool, heard about this a while ago but couldn't find it details

Office 97 -> Office 2003 -> OpenOffice here (free)
filehippo.com/dow…ce/

give it a go if you have only basic needs and a decent computer, you might be surprised how good it's got.

of course this is a good price if you have to have MS office (and work in the NHS!)

I much, much prefer 2007, especially for serious Word/Excel work.

I have this, in order to purchase I had to go through a work email. Arrived quickly no grief.

Does anyone know if hospital volunteers are eligible for NHS email addresses? I am just about to start and this would be a welcome bonus!

COLD

Open Office does it all for free.

Also I hate to think what a version of Office for the NHS would be like.

It probably comes preprogrammed to lose records.

ibiza;4477530

COLDOpen Office does it all for free.Also I hate to think what a version … COLDOpen Office does it all for free.Also I hate to think what a version of Office for the NHS would be like.It probably comes preprogrammed to lose records.



I'll correct that for you, open office does what you want it to do for free.

Personally, I don't like it and would happily pay £9 for Microsoft Office. Although it says its compatible, OpenOffice always messes up the formatting on my microsoft documents. Plus, I find Microsoft Office a lot more user friendly with more formatting/design options (plus the familiarity of the suite).

Thanks have considered this before but may buy now as reduced

Many Police employees may be entitled to this to - ask your IT dept.

callum9999;4477421

Does anyone know if hospital volunteers are eligible for NHS email … Does anyone know if hospital volunteers are eligible for NHS email addresses? I am just about to start and this would be a welcome bonus!



You might be able to get an nhs.net email account, which is a web based mail account like hotmail. Your line manager at the trust you work at should be able to tell you if you qualify. I'll ask at work tomorrow and post back :thumbsup:

ifti;4476810

same here,office 2007 is too damn hard to use, especially when you have … same here,office 2007 is too damn hard to use, especially when you have been using office 95/97 then office xp and then office 2003. forget 2007


Office 2007 is good once you get used to it. Once you've spent a couple of weeks using it you'll realise it's much better than its predecessors.

ibiza;4477806

]For a free office package that will support more file types than M$ … ]For a free office package that will support more file types than M$ products]For a free operating system that beats windows


Nobody cares!

My wife used Open Office for a while as as a test and she found it a lot more difficult to use than Office 2007.

Anyhoo Vista, XP et al..... just work.

This is one of those times when the better option is actually cheaper (in this case free). With Open Office you can open Office 2007 files and can save in them too. Whereas Office 2003 can't, without an add-on converter. Also OpenOffice can now edit pdf files if you add an extension:

OpenOffice Web SIte and download
openoffice.org/

PDF Extension
extensions.services.openoffice.org/pro…ort

Clip Art & Templates
extensions.services.openoffice.org/pro…ery

Writer Tools (I find these little tools grouped in their own menu bar very handy)
extensions.services.openoffice.org/pro…ols

ibiza;4477530

COLDOpen Office does it all for free.Also I hate to think what a version … COLDOpen Office does it all for free.Also I hate to think what a version of Office for the NHS would be like.It probably comes preprogrammed to lose records.



gtfo, OpenOffice draw can't touch Excel.

Good Price Also Agree That Openoffice Is Good Aswell For Free

Haggle;4477959

This is one of those times when the better option is actually cheaper (in … This is one of those times when the better option is actually cheaper (in this case free). With Open Office you can open Office 2007 files and can save in them too. Whereas Office 2003 can't, without an add-on converter. Also OpenOffice can now edit pdf files if you add an extension:



Oh my god....some people.

pet2000;4474464

prefer Office 2003



Same here. Office 2007 is junk in comparison. The fancy 'ribbon' is literally a waste of space and very inefficient.

Haggle;4477959

This is one of those times when the better option is actually cheaper (in … This is one of those times when the better option is actually cheaper (in this case free). With Open Office you can open Office 2007 files and can save in them too. Whereas Office 2003 can't, without an add-on converter. Also OpenOffice can now edit pdf files if you add an extension:



:? You mean it can't without that easy to update free add-on?

Open Office is great for free but it is pretty slow to start up.

This IS a great price for 2007 but if it was 2003 it would be a SUPERB price :-D

I had a email from the IT dept. stating all home users of this software if bought this way must either remove from their home system or apply for a home user license by 31st March.
Dunno if this is all hospital Trusts or just mine

yeah i was carefully avoiding being militant, by all means point out OOo briefly in case someone doesn't know it exists, but recognise that some people do actually need MS Office
(i bet fewer than think they do though :p)

DrHotUK;4474538

Part of the Home User Program.. Ive been using this for the past few … Part of the Home User Program.. Ive been using this for the past few years...!!! Just a shame they dont do OS too!!!! I got both 2003 and 2008...



oh but they do :thumbsup:

DrHotUK: Part of the Home User Program.. Ive been using this for the past … DrHotUK: Part of the Home User Program.. Ive been using this for the past few years...!!! Just a shame they dont do OS too!!!! I got both 2003 and 2008... oh but they do



Really??? No mention of it on the HUP site...

Original Poster

DrHotUK;4478544

Really??? No mention of it on the HUP site...

You need to look at the Employee Purchase Programme the next option down............

I think they are updating the site at the moment but when I looked at this in the past the prices were rubbish....

I got it for £18 last year, package mentiones that can be used only on one computer.

Whether you like Office or not, this is a good deal. £9 is a steal and definitely hot.

Recently got Office 2007 at work and starting to get used to it. My biggest difficulty is figuring out keyboard shortcuts for it all as I was very used to the shortcuts in 2003 but not all are the same now. I use Google docs at home, does my needs fine and saves having any installed software.

pet2000;4474464

prefer Office 2003



Me too

not available in Wales !!

Original Poster

Legacy;4479492

not available in Wales !!



You are right - just checked an looks like it ended in Wales on 1st Jan.....


England

The NHS in England has negotiated a central licensing arrangement with Microsoft - called an Enterprise Agreement (EA or EWA) - which provides software licences to all personal computers (including desktops and laptops) for specific core Microsoft products across all of the NHS organisations in England including Primary Care Groups, Acute, Ambulance, Community and Mental Health Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, including Special Health Authorities.

The EA has also been extended to include the Department of Health and its relevant authorities, plus all Hospices and Palliative Care Units providing care to patients in England and linked to the Hospices Connect Programme.

Review further information about the NHS Software Licensing Enterprise Agreement for England

Scotland

The NHS in Scotland has a central licensing arrangement with Microsoft - called an Enterprise Agreement (EA) - which provides software licences to all personal computers (including desktops and laptops) for specific core Microsoft products across all of the eligible NHS organisations in Scotland listed under Appendix A in the FAQ document below.

This is a three year agreement running until June 2009. It includes the right to use any new versions of the products included. The funding for this agreement is provided centrally. If you have any questions as a result of reading the below FAQ or about Microsoft licensing in general please contact either your Microsoft Account Manager or Trustmarque Solutions. Contact details are within the FAQ document.

Review further information about the NHS Enterprise Agreement for Scotland

Wales

In January 2006 NHS Wales negotiated an 'enterprise agreement' with Microsoft to provide the latest desktop and mobile computer software to benefit healthcare staff and patients.

Unfortunately, as of 1st January 2009, the term of the Enterprise Licensing agreement between Microsoft and Informing Healthcare has expired. The benefits associated with the agreement are currently unavailable for our customers in Wales. These benefits include the Home User Programme, the Employee Purchase Programme and all free online training courses available as part of the NHS Resource Centre.

Please contact Informing Healthcare for further information.

NHS Northern Ireland

NHS organisations in Northern Ireland are not part of an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, but are eligible to participate in individual Volume License agreements set up between the OGC and Microsoft.

Review further information about Volume Licence agreements here

Channel Islands

The UK Channel Islands are not part of an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, but are eligible to participate in the standard OGC MOU and Microsoft Select licensing frameworks which apply to them.
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