glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Tue Aug 1 12:28:43 EST 2006
Malcolm Miles wrote:
> It depends on when your Microsoft agreement ends. If your agreement
> doesn't expire until say July next year then, if you had SA on Office
> and XP then you would be saving money as the new versions of these
> products are expected to be released before then. Generally if there
> is one product upgrade during the lifecycle of your Microsoft
> agreement than you will come out ahead if you take up Software
It really does depend on your upgrade cycle. But if Vista comes
out this year then it will be another two years before deployment,
just based on the time needed to organise these things. So that
is an entire SA agreement without an upgrade.
A software site license shouldn't run any risk of costing more
than individual licenses. But this one can. Very strange.
> All the thousands of PCs at work currently running XP will happily run
> Vista, no need to upgrade. No pretty Aero Glass UI but that is not a
> great loss.
Then why upgrade? If you are not allowing users to have
Administrator access then Vista offers very little over Xp.
The enhanced graphics is the major feature.
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