New York New York makes a move.


S

Steel

New York City has put the squeeze on Microsoft, negotiating a bulk
software purchase that should lower technology costs for the city and
give government workers access to more modern applications.

Instead of having dozens of agencies buy business software from
Microsoft, New York has set up a citywide, 100,000-person deal that it
says will save $50 million over five years. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
and Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, announced the
agreement Wednesday morning at City Hall, hailing it as a “first of its
kind” arrangement with a value of about $20 million a year.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/technology/21soft.html?_r=1
 
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Wizzzer

Instead of having dozens of agencies buy business software from Microsoft,
New York has set up a citywide, 100,000-person deal that it says will save
$50 million over five years. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Steven A.
Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, announced the agreement Wednesday
morning at City Hall, hailing it as a “first of its kind†arrangement with
a value of about $20 million a year.

Let's see what they say next year when they have to buy updates. Probably
before these are all installed. I'm still pissed about my $900 MS Office 97
Developer Edition, which I'm still using! It's a tad crippled, but it
works. Some lessons are hard to learn. BTW, it all works in Win7, except a
few glitches in mouse control in spread sheets, just annoying, not bad. I
moved my spread sheets to Open Office, work great, but OE does not import
Access DB's well. OE's word processing and spread sheets are VERY
impressive, but the DB program needs work. Access 97 is still better than
the latest OE replacement, but I'll keep hoping, and trying to get my $900
worth in the mean time. Grumble, grumble. Cheers, Wizzzer
 
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Steel

Let's see what they say next year when they have to buy updates.

Nothing is going to happen. I'll tell you one thing, they are not going
to Linux that's for sure and all of it's free.
 

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