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Peter
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Jan 22, 2008, 06:27 AM
 
Just got this email -
Hello friends of Office 2008 for Mac,

As Corporate Beta participants, we want to thank you again for your efforts in Beta testing Office 2008 for Mac. We appreciate all of the energy and enthusiasm you have put toward making Office 2008 for Mac better and better.

The Macintosh Business Unit would like to send you a small gift as an additional thank you for your contribution. A complimentary copy of Office 2008 will not be provided; if a retail copy is required for organizational training, please contact your MS account manager.

Please update your Connect account profiles by January 27 with your preferred shipping address in the "Home Address" fields, https://connect.microsoft.com/profile.aspx. We will use these addresses to ship your gift as soon as possible after the 27th.

If you have problems updating your Connect profile, or if you won't be able to update your address by January 27, or if you have any other questions, please email us at [email protected].

One last reminder: the current Beta 8 build will expire March 15. The Connect program will remain open at least through the end of the month, and we will continue to investigate all feedback you submit. Thank you!

Derek, Robby, Emma, and the MacBU Team
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Jan 22, 2008, 08:20 AM
 
What's the gift?
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey View Post
What's the gift?
A signed pic of Ballmer giving the finger?
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Jan 22, 2008, 10:43 AM
 
Does that bold text include a typo??
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 11:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
Does that bold text include a typo??
Are you implying that Microsoft sends out buggy e-mails?
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 01:53 PM
 
At least they let you know.
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 02:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey View Post
What's the gift?
A copy of Vista and Office 2007.
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 06:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by JKT View Post
A copy of Vista and Office 2007.
Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 Professional/Business/Entiprise/Whateveritiscalled to be precise

Leopard and iWork all the way.
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Jan 22, 2008, 08:05 PM
 
Nice! Hope it's the debugged version.
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 08:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
Nice! Hope it's the debugged version.
I think he was being sarcastic; atleast I was!
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Jan 26, 2008, 12:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by cbk1994 View Post
I think he was being sarcastic; atleast I was!
I think he was, too.
     
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Jan 27, 2008, 10:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by JKT View Post
A copy of Vista and Office 2007.
Oh, so it was the booby prize.
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:55 AM
 
It seems it wasn't tested very well:

Mac Mojo: The Office for Mac Team Blog
     
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Jan 28, 2008, 04:55 PM
 
All kidding aside, was this a typo?

I've done quality testing on pre-release software and hardware before, and while I can understand sending the hardware back, but there are no hard costs associated with software. I would think that they would, at the very least, give you a key and the ability to download the GM disk image.
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Jan 28, 2008, 07:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
Oh, so it was the booby prize.
Given how shite and crippled Office 2008 is, even when mentioned in jest to get Office 2007 instead does not equate to being a booby prize.
     
   
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