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Microsoft extends Technology Guarantee for Microsoft® Office 2004 for Mac

  • 30 June, 2004 08:17

<p>Microsoft Australia today announced the extension of its Technology Guarantee for the recently launched Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, until 30 September 2004. This means that customers can purchase Office Mac v.X editions until September and receive a bonus upgrade to an equivalent edition of Office 2004 for Mac.*
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>“This is great news for Mac users as it allows them to upgrade their existing Office v. X for Mac to the new version,” said Cynthia Kouvatas, product marketing manager in Microsoft’s Home and Entertainment Division. “For people who can’t wait to experience the new Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition, which includes the first full release of Virtual PC for Mac from Microsoft, this means they will be able to purchase Office Mac v.X Professional Edition and then receive the new version when it is launched in the second half of 2004”.</p>
<p>Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition will feature the latest version of Office for Mac as well as the new Virtual PC for Mac 7 Windows XP Professional. Under the Technology Guarantee, customers who purchase Office Mac v.X Standard Edition or Student &amp; Teacher Edition can nominate to "step-up" and receive the Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition for AUD$99.95 in the second half of 2004.**
Individual stand-alone applications, Virtual PC for Mac 6.1 and volume license customers do not qualify for the technology guarantee.</p>
<p>Details of the technology guarantee and order forms are available on the Microsoft Australia website</p>
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<p>* This offer is valid for purchases of Office Mac v.X editions made between 15 January, 2004 and 30 September, 2004. Orders must be postmarked no later than 15 October, 2004 and the payment of AUD$9.95 for postage and handling must be included.
** AUD$9.95 postage and handling is not required if choosing to “step-up” to receive the Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition.</p>
<p>About Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit
The Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft is a leading developer of software and online products for the Macintosh platform. The group is comprised of more than 165 full-time Mac product experts and is dedicated to creating innovative software for Mac customers worldwide. For more than 20 years, Microsoft has developed award-winning software for the Mac. Current products include Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, a productivity suite that includes the e-mail application and personal information manager Entourage® 2004, Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004 and MSN Messenger for Mac Version 4.0; Virtual PC for Mac Version 6.1; Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac; and MSN® for Mac OS X. More information about the Mac BU and Microsoft Macintosh products is available at</p>
<p>About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.</p>
<p>Apple, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further information:
Katie Burford
Howorth Communications
02 8281 3830 or 0407 626 150</p>
<p>Stephen Rodi
Howorth Communications
02 8281 3830 or 0416 008 500</p>

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