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Is Service Desk Edition legal license for business use?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Herrera, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Herrera

    Herrera Flightless Bird

    I bought this MS Office 2007 Professional Upgrade to install on a new system
    which has MS Works. Now, the packet I received says "Service Desk Edition".
    I've read all kinds of opinions, but I'm not satisfied. My concern is whether
    this edition is approved by Microsoft for business use.

    Thanks,
     
  2. EN59CVH

    EN59CVH Flightless Bird

    Herrera wrote:

    >I bought this MS Office 2007 Professional Upgrade to install on a new system
    >which has MS Works. Now, the packet I received says "Service Desk Edition".
    >I've read all kinds of opinions, but I'm not satisfied. My concern is whether
    >this edition is approved by Microsoft for business use.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >
    >
    >

    No. Service Desk Edition used to be a free copy given to retailers and
    Microsoft Partners who are in the business of demonstrating and selling
    Microsoft products. They can't legally sell these products but hey
    rules are always made to be broken otherwise why have the rules in the
    first place? If Microsoft does not want people to break any rules, it
    won't make the rules!

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    As I understand it Service Desk Edition, is supplied to large retailers in
    smaller packaging, and is the same version as supplied by MS in whatever
    version, ie H&S or Pro etc

    "Herrera" <Herrera@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F2ECDF6B-6CC6-4B6F-A782-0B85618D7E14@microsoft.com...
    >I bought this MS Office 2007 Professional Upgrade to install on a new
    >system
    > which has MS Works. Now, the packet I received says "Service Desk
    > Edition".
    > I've read all kinds of opinions, but I'm not satisfied. My concern is
    > whether
    > this edition is approved by Microsoft for business use.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >
     
  4. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Herrera" <Herrera@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F2ECDF6B-6CC6-4B6F-A782-0B85618D7E14@microsoft.com...
    > I bought this MS Office 2007 Professional Upgrade to install on a new
    > system
    > which has MS Works. Now, the packet I received says "Service Desk
    > Edition".
    > I've read all kinds of opinions, but I'm not satisfied. My concern is
    > whether
    > this edition is approved by Microsoft for business use.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >


    I believe that the Service Desk Edition is supposed to be used by OEM
    distributors to help their customers. It should not be sold to any
    individual. Where did you get the disk? Online? If so the company's web
    site that sold it to you? Please provide this information and I may be able
    to assist you further in obtaining proper software.

    I would also attempt to get a refund on the product you have purchased..
     
  5. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    In edition, to get a definative answer you would have to contact MS, and
    state from whom you purchased

    "Herrera" <Herrera@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F2ECDF6B-6CC6-4B6F-A782-0B85618D7E14@microsoft.com...
    >I bought this MS Office 2007 Professional Upgrade to install on a new
    >system
    > which has MS Works. Now, the packet I received says "Service Desk
    > Edition".
    > I've read all kinds of opinions, but I'm not satisfied. My concern is
    > whether
    > this edition is approved by Microsoft for business use.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >
     

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