Microsoft Office HUP Program

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  1. karohan macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know when Microsoft Office '11 will be available via the HUP program? The download isn't available yet, but does anyone know from past history, perhaps, if Microsoft takes a while to update or not?
     
  2. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I'm not going to spend $100+ on '11 if I can get it for $10 from work.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It usually takes between a few weeks and a couple of months.
     
  4. karohan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can live with that. Would calling them (I'm not exactly who "them" refers to...) expedite the process at all?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. I've tried talking to them in the past and they were not even sure they'd offer Office:Mac 2008, let alone when. At some point it just goes live on all HUP sites worldwide.
     
  6. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there really much point in the HUP scheme if you can't get the latest versions?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can, it just takes them a little while to update. Given the ridiculously cheap price I'm happy to wait a few weeks.
     
  8. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes. The full version for $10? I'll wait a few weeks gladly.
     
  9. araignee macrumors newbie

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    HUP Release in December

    I too have been waiting for it to come out. I shot an email to Office for Mac Press (OfficeforMacPress@edelman.com), and got this back:

    "Thanks for your question. Office for Mac 2011 is expected to be available through the Home Use Program in December 2010."

    Cheers,
    Thomas M. Bradshaw
    http://www.lotsaoxen.com
     
  10. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    Yikes. That makes no sense that it takes that long..
     
  11. araignee macrumors newbie

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    Their Facebook page (link) is also getting people with similar confirmation. Quite disappointing, as I've been waiting for a month in high anticipation...
     
  12. Bluethree macrumors regular

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    Office 2010 was actually on HUP several weeks before the retail release but other Office products have been weeks or months behind in my experience ie Office 2007. Suppose we will have to wait and see but at £8.95 a pop it's hard to complain when it finally appears.
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    It does when you remember that the free 2008 to 2011 update expires at the end of November. This way they get an extra £8.95 out of you :p
     
  14. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    Read the fine print before you spring $9.95 for Office 2008 in hope of getting a free upgrade to Office 2011. Copies of MS Office purchased under HUP are not eligible because they are considered volume licensed.

    I got a confirmation from Digital River that Office 2011 will be coming to HUP in late December/early January timeframe.
     
  15. Durious macrumors 6502

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    ahh I sent an email on that this afternoon from work, I guess that's not tooo long to wait. I got the Office 2008 for Mac and Office 2010 for Windows from them so far for cheap so I'll just utilize 2010 for VBA in the interim! Still a great program
     
  16. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    considering most people don't even use the HUP program correctly, I'd say Dec is fine. Technically, you are only allowed to get take advantage of the HUP if you've already got a work license and are using it in the office. I know so many people who use MS office for windows who get the mac version for home incorrectly according to the plan detail, and I suspect at least a few of you in this thread do as well.
     
  17. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not really sure if they know what they're talking about. :rolleyes:
     
  18. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    They let me do it.

    I can get the academic version for $99 but $10 is so much nicer.
     
  19. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    who would be "they"? Because I doubt Microsoft really audits it at all, and your company doesn't really have any more authority than you do.
     
  20. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft.
     
  21. Ale72 macrumors newbie

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    May I make you laugh?
    I asked the same thing to the HUP support and this was their answer:

    :D:D:D
     
  22. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, their response to me last Friday was indicating it would be available January 2011.
     
  23. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Date seems to be slipping... poster #9 got a December 2010 date!
     
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