Office 2007 for NHS employees for £8.95 (Download) @ Microsoft Home user programme.
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Office 2007 for NHS employees for £8.95 (Download) @ Microsoft Home user programme.

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Found 23rd May 2010Made hot 23rd May 2010
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For NHS employees with an appropriate email address.

For Mac and Windows.

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Original Poster

guv;8673611

Will [email protected] be any good?



give it a try and let us all know!

It has to be a .nhs.uk address as I understand... :whistling:

Note this is only available for NHS in England, not for the whole UK

Original Poster

Hawkm00n;8674074

Note this is only available for NHS in England, not for the whole UK



it says that in the title and the description!

lol

Scotland, wales etc... have their own deals with Microsoft, offering similar if not better deals.

Or Not:

Microsoft NHS LicensingScotlandUp until June 2009, NHS Scotland held a … Microsoft NHS LicensingScotlandUp until June 2009, NHS Scotland held a central licensing arrangement with Microsoft - called an Enterprise Agreement (EA) - that provided software licences to all personal computers (including desktops and laptops) for specific core Microsoft products across all of the eligible NHS organisations in Scotland. The agreement also comprised of specific software assurance benefits for employees, such as access to the Home User Programme, Employee Purchase Programme and Microsoft eLearning - all available on the NHS Resource Centre. This EA was a three year agreement running until June 2009. Unfortunately the agreement has now expired and has not been renewed which means that the terms of this agreement are no longer applicable. Scottish NHS users who purchased Microsoft Office via the Home User Programme throughout the lifetime of the previous agreement are now no longer entitled to use this licence and should uninstall the software.

The NHS should not pay tax payer's money to Microsoft, especially now when patient services are reduced to stay within the budget. There are perfectly legitimate alternatives for free (Open Office), which are as good. That's just my opinion.

pet2000;8674295

The NHS should not pay tax payer's money to Microsoft, especially now … The NHS should not pay tax payer's money to Microsoft, especially now when patient services are reduced to stay within the budget. There are perfectly legitimate alternatives for free (Open Office), which are as good. That's just my opinion.



Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not having software contracts with microsoft and the like. Instead embracing open and free software.

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super_leeds_86;8674322

Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not … Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not having software contracts with microsoft and the like. Instead embracing open and free software.



Thats what happens when buisness men run the nhs, and not the doctors and nurses!

pet2000;8674295

The NHS should not pay tax payer's money to Microsoft, especially now … The NHS should not pay tax payer's money to Microsoft, especially now when patient services are reduced to stay within the budget. There are perfectly legitimate alternatives for free (Open Office), which are as good. That's just my opinion.



I can assure you that they don't pay anywhere near the £300 or so that MS charge for a retail office licence.

It's all very well and good saying that they can save money by using open office, but it *doesn't* do the same job as the industry standard offering once you start to use it in anger. It's not designed to integrate properly with an Exchange server, and you can't get proper enterprise level support on a free product.

By the time you factor in lost productivity by having to retrain everyone and then get everything working as it should do and you'll find you've actually ended up costing them money by taking the free alternative.

If you are a home user that just writes the odd letter, then open office is a very sensible alternative to MS Office, but if you are a heavy user or you can get a discounteed offer like this one, it's not worth bothering with.

So this explains why the NHS is in so much trouble with its IT.

super_leeds_86;8674322

Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not … Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not having software contracts with microsoft and the like. Instead embracing open and free software.



NHS get Office and stuff like XP, Vista and 7 licenses free, but they have to pay for server OS's (2008 R2 for instance) and applications like SQL and Biztalk.

Not quite sure how this is a deal. I get a free copy from my employer, I'm sure there are many others, if we had them all posted here would there be any point, people find out about it at work surely?

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Mark43;8674590

Not quite sure how this is a deal. I get a free copy from my employer, … Not quite sure how this is a deal. I get a free copy from my employer, I'm sure there are many others, if we had them all posted here would there be any point, people find out about it at work surely?



You could say that about any deal, from any company. If that was the case, why would such a site exist...? it is useful to point out deals to others.... in case they don't already know.

I found out about this deal off the web, not from work.

Does anyone know if I could download this for a netbook?

Obviously they dont have a DVD drive so havent been able to get Office on there

This offer is also open to MOD personnel too and has been for a number of years (I have office 2003 and 2007 from the home use program).
Use the following address on MOD intranet: sabs.sbl.r.mil.uk/

Mattcafc;8674632

Does anyone know if I could download this for a netbook?Obviously they … Does anyone know if I could download this for a netbook?Obviously they dont have a DVD drive so havent been able to get Office on there



Indeed you can, doesn't have to be burnt to disc to install

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Mattcafc;8674632

Does anyone know if I could download this for a netbook?Obviously they … Does anyone know if I could download this for a netbook?Obviously they dont have a DVD drive so havent been able to get Office on there



It should do, dont see why not. You could also copy to a usb drive, plug it in and install.

Hope that helps!

Office 2010 should be available from the 1st June through this scheme.

The MOD get this too, and its MOD UK wide not just england

Original Poster

andshrew;8674666

Office 2010 should be available from the 1st June through this scheme.



Gonna get that also, when it comes out.

this is a mega hot deal even if it is for NHS, at this price there is no need to pirate(if you do your are a real tramp).

super_leeds_86;8674322

Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not … Totally agree, the government would save millions, maybe billions, by not having software contracts with microsoft and the like. Instead embracing open and free software.



Maybe even Gazillions!

BraveSirRobin;8674656

Indeed you can, doesn't have to be burnt to disc to install



Download some software called Power ISO and you can mount the image you download as a virtual drive.

My company has a similar offering. Prob is once you leave the company, the license is deactivated!

surahman;8674116

it says that in the title and the description!lolScotland, wales etc... … it says that in the title and the description!lolScotland, wales etc... have their own deals with Microsoft, offering similar if not better deals.



I may be blind, but i don't think i can see it in the title or the description.

Original Poster

zahidworld;8674773

My company has a similar offering. Prob is once you leave the company, … My company has a similar offering. Prob is once you leave the company, the license is deactivated!



I dont think it works that way in this NHS offering.

As you pay for the license, even though it is subsidized.

There are other offerings, where you get a license attached to your companies, hence it ends when you leave.

Well, I think it works this way.

Original Poster

pdhroche;8674782

I may be blind, but i don't think i can see it in the title or the … I may be blind, but i don't think i can see it in the title or the description.



If its not in the title, it definitely is when you click the link.

What does it include ? Just Word and Excel ?

PhilK;8674791

What does it include ? Just Word and Excel ?



Nope, its got the whole thing:

Word
Excel
Access
Powerpoint
Outlook
Onenote
Publisher
Infopath
Groove

surahman;8674789

If its not in the title, it definitely is when you click the link.


It makes sense to have it in the title. :thumbsup:

You get the full office suite - word, excel, access, powerpoint, publisher and outlook (full, not express). (I see that someone beat me to it with the list.) Strictly speaking you should only use it for home use while you work for the same employer (e.g.a particular NHS trust). However I'm still running my 2003 version on one PC and 2007 on another even though I have changed hospitals several times - and handily had several nhs.uk email addresses.

Original Poster

Agharta;8674858

It makes sense to have it in the title. :thumbsup:



Didn't think to specify which parts of the UK would get the deal... maybe something everyone should say when specifying a deal at a local store, that it only applies to people in that local.

fantastic deal - got this about a year ago! There are other good deals on the same website!

mfraser;8674494

So this explains why the NHS is in so much trouble with its IT.



I work for Connecting for Health and some of the Projects/management with the Department of Health are laughable. I can't say any more it's more than my jobs worth and I don't want any of you requesting under the FOI my emails lol

But you should really request it for the Managers :thumbsup:

surahman;8674116

Scotland, wales etc... have their own deals with Microsoft, offering … Scotland, wales etc... have their own deals with Microsoft, offering similar if not better deals.



Nope. Scotland and Wales's deals expired in June 2009, while NI never had a deal in the first place. This is England-only. Still a good deal though, although I'll wait till Office 2010 is added to the list.

Banned

asaspasas6;8673679

would sound better : [email protected] :-D



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Majnu;8675055

I work for Connecting for Health and some of the Projects/management with … I work for Connecting for Health and some of the Projects/management with the Department of Health are laughable. I can't say any more it's more than my jobs worth and I don't want any of you requesting under the FOI my emails lolBut you should really request it for the Managers :thumbsup:



I know its a shambles. There is no ownership among any of the people who really deal with the IT day to day.

A lot of the NHS is running Office '97. The latest version of office may be ok, but we would be much better deploying Open Office across the NHS and then we have a product which can always be kept up to date.

We need IT which is not encumbered with license red tape.

Get everyone onto Firefox and OpenOffice, then when they are happy with the apps, switch the underlying OS to Linux, eg Ubuntu.

We must run all government IT on open source. I just found out my local primary school is about to be charged £2500 per year for a basic website with some levels of password protection. Sounds like they need to learn WordPress. We need some leadership on this.
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