Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Microsoft Watch - Business Applications - A Lesson in Office Student and Teacher Edition

Read the full article for some analysis of the OneNote-for-Outlook swap in the latest edition. 

According to NPD, productivity suites are one of the strongest software sales categories at retail. Overall, retail software sales were flat through the end of November. By contrast, sales of productivity suites rose 12.8 percent year over year. One product--Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition--made up 80 percent of the category's sales.

The product's success--and nearly singular office productivity category dominance--means that many more buyers than those qualified to purchase the software do so. There is no check to ensure that buyers really are teachers, students or in households with either.

Source: Microsoft Watch - Business Applications - A Lesson in Office Student and Teacher Edition

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