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    Hi guys

    So i'm doing electronic engineering at uni and i recently found out that we get free software from microsoft via some MSDN thing. Now i went to our IT department and the guy gave me an agreement to signup to. In addition, he said that i need to send him an email saying what software i need and why i need it. Now... we will be learning object oriented programming next term but i would love to have office 2010 and windows 7. What can write as the reason why i need these softwares?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Hi guys

    So i'm doing electronic engineering at uni and i recently found out that we get free software from microsoft via some MSDN thing. Now i went to our IT department and the guy gave me an agreement to signup to. In addition, he said that i need to send him an email saying what software i need and why i need it. Now... we will be learning object oriented programming next term but i would love to have office 2010 and windows 7. What can write as the reason why i need these softwares?

    Thanks!
    Need native OS environment to work in, allowing you to utilise the OOP to its full effect. Office suite needed for various documentation required during projects.
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Hi guys

    So i'm doing electronic engineering at uni and i recently found out that we get free software from microsoft via some MSDN thing. Now i went to our IT department and the guy gave me an agreement to signup to. In addition, he said that i need to send him an email saying what software i need and why i need it. Now... we will be learning object oriented programming next term but i would love to have office 2010 and windows 7. What can write as the reason why i need these softwares?

    Thanks!
    What office software and operating system do you have at present?
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    (Original post by ANARCHY__)
    Need native OS environment to work in, allowing you to utilise the OOP to its full effect. Office suite needed for various documentation required during projects.
    Awesome! What other software can you get mate just outa interest (or what would u recommend)? Coz the guy wouldnt give me a full list?
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    What office software and operating system do you have at present?

    Vista and office 2007
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Awesome! What other software can you get mate just outa interest (or what would u recommend)? Coz the guy wouldnt give me a full list?
    Uh.. Well, you might be able to get to some other programming suites with it. But nothing like games or anything like that. You'd have to either buy or steal that.
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Vista and office 2007
    Then you're out of luck. Vista can run pretty much everything win7 can, and office10 has no new killer feature I've heard of over office07.
    There is not possible justification unless the guy is incredibly gullible.
    I suggest you just deal with the cards you've been dealt.
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    (Original post by ANARCHY__)
    Uh.. Well, you might be able to get to some other programming suites with it. But nothing like games or anything like that. You'd have to either buy or steal that.
    Could you temme what they are please (the other programming suites). Would they be helpful for OOP?
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Could you temme what they are please (the other programming suites). Would they be helpful for OOP?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSDN_Academic_Alliance
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Then you're out of luck. Vista can run pretty much everything win7 can, and office10 has no new killer feature I've heard of over office07.
    There is not possible justification unless the guy is incredibly gullible.
    I suggest you just deal with the cards you've been dealt.

    Aah i've got windows xp with office 2003 then
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    you should be able to login through your departments elms page and have access to everything providing your department is signed up to the scheme.

    failing that you should be able to access dreamspark for some stuff.
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    (Original post by ANARCHY__)
    Need native OS environment to work in, allowing you to utilise the OOP to its full effect. Office suite needed for various documentation required during projects.
    Haha did the trick mate! Got access to s**t loads of pricey software. Thanks!
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Haha did the trick mate! Got access to s**t loads of pricey software. Thanks!
    No problem my friend. I hope you enjoy it all.
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      (Original post by ANARCHY__)
      Need native OS environment to work in, allowing you to utilise the OOP to its full effect. Office suite needed for various documentation required during projects.
      You don't get Office free from MSDNAA, you get a student discount from Microsoft on the Internet - I think you pay £40 or so.

      I'd recommend you get Visual Studio to play with (seeing as it's free) - what languages are you doing?

      And the school/college or whatever shouldn't be doing it that way. They're supposed to make the software downloadable via their network; our college just has a big download page.
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      (Original post by Tootles)
      You don't get Office free from MSDNAA, you get a student discount from Microsoft on the Internet - I think you pay £40 or so.

      I'd recommend you get Visual Studio to play with (seeing as it's free) - what languages are you doing?

      And the school/college or whatever shouldn't be doing it that way. They're supposed to make the software downloadable via their network; our college just has a big download page.
      It's not me that needs the software my friend. I was suggesting an excuse to get a free OS from the school.
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        (Original post by ANARCHY__)
        It's not me that needs the software my friend. I was suggesting an excuse to get a free OS from the school.
        I know it wasn't you, but there was a reason why I quoted you and not the OP.

        But I can't for the life of me remember
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        (Original post by Tootles)
        I know it wasn't you, but there was a reason why I quoted you and not the OP.

        But I can't for the life of me remember
        That's ok! :gah:
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          That's ok! :gah:
          Aah, right, now I've looked back, I see. I think I quoted you because you mentioned OOP, and I wanted to recommend Visual Studio, in which all the languages are OO, and because VS is pretty much expected nowadays.
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          (Original post by Tootles)
          Aah, right, now I've looked back, I see. I think I quoted you because you mentioned OOP, and I wanted to recommend Visual Studio, in which all the languages are OO, and because VS is pretty much expected nowadays.
          It sure is. However, I'd recommend going through some form of C first, simply because it's more powerful. Then you can 'translate' it to any other format after that. I take your point though, OOP is best done in its native environment and one of the best for that is VS.
         
         
         
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