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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac technology guarantee gives Australian customers bonus upgrade

  • 02 February, 2004 11:35

<p>Sydney — 2 February 2004 — Microsoft Australia today announced a technology guarantee that provides a bonus upgrade to an equivalent version of Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac when it is available, for customers who purchase Microsoft Office Mac v.X between now and June 30 2004. The new Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac is due for release in the first half of 2004.</p>
<p>In a great back to school offer, consumers can also choose to ‘step-up’ to the Professional Edition of the new Office 2004 for Mac. Customers who purchase Office v.X Mac Standard or Office v.X Mac Student and Teacher edition in the qualifying period can upgrade to the new Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition by paying $99.95.</p>
<p>“This is also a fabulous offer for consumers who have bought or are considering buying the Power Mac G5, as it will ensure compatibility with the new version of Virtual PC for Mac,” said Cynthia Kouvatas, product marketing manager in Microsoft’s Home and Entertainment Division.</p>
<p>Details of the technology guarantee and order forms are available on the Microsoft Australia website www.microsoft.com/australia/officemac/tg.</p>
<p>Consumers who qualify for the technology guarantee receive the bonus upgrade to an equivalent version the new version of Office 2004 for Mac for $9.95 postage and handling costs. The technology guarantee runs from January 15, 2004 until June 30, 2004 with orders to be postmarked no later than July 15, 2004.</p>
<p>Products that qualify for the technology guarantee are:
• Office Mac v.X Professional Edition
• Office Mac v.X Professional Edition Upgrade
• Office Mac v.X Standard Edition
• Office Mac v.X Standard Edition Upgrade
• Office Mac v.X Student &amp; Teacher</p>
<p>Individual stand-alone applications and Virtual PC for Mac 6.1 do not qualify for the technology guarantee. The technology guarantee is not valid for volume license customers.</p>
<p>About Microsoft Corp.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.</p>
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