edit title for correctness and shortness. 9:30pm
Yes, I work for Microsoft. Let’s get that out of the way.Â The above link will find me, but please don’t send me OEM offers.
Every day I get spam’d to buy OEM Microsoft and Adobe products. For prices ranging from US$10 to US$175, and I can get Office or Adobe Creative Suite on some el-cheapo burnt CD from a fly-by night dodgy-brothers organisation based in a country that doesn’t exist in my school atlas. Thankfully, gmail and the corporate spam filters grab these bogusÂ OEM offers and push the bits into email limbo. As my dad said, anything too cheap is always too good to be true.
As an AustralianÂ University Student, would you buy Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for a year’s use at AU$25? Or the license for life for AU$75?
This is a brave effort by my current employer. Not just for the pricing and delivery method: butÂ more for the reaction of studentsÂ seeing OfficeÂ at price that has been polluting the email system for the last 2 years. Students, a majority being some of the first of the Generation-Yers, haveÂ pretty keen senses of what is legit and what is not.Â
Will emails flow through their human spam filters?