SI
SI
discoversearch

We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.

   Technology StocksMicrosoft: Windows 97


Previous 10 Next 10 
To: damniseedemons who wrote (40)1/24/1997 2:58:00 AM
From: Joe Fang
   of 74
 
Sal and all...I checked out Office 97 DEMO disk that comes with PC mag's ....and I really like what MSFT did to OFfice 97. This is great, every piece of it seems to be much easier to use and more intutive. I have to teach myself to use Excel before going into the MBA program but the new Excel looks intuitive enough to use. The interface looks nicer too.

Joe

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Joe Fang who wrote (45)1/24/1997 3:35:00 AM
From: damniseedemons
   of 74
 
I have Office 97---like it a lot, but only after I added more memory to my computer ;) Oh well, at least memory prices are low!

BTW, I'm reluctant to use Outlook for my email, because it deletes your mail from your SMTP/POP3 server once it downloads it. For someone like me who isn't always at their own computer, this really sucks. They should fix that problem with the v1.1 release in a few months....

Sal Habash

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: damniseedemons who wrote (46)1/28/1997 2:02:00 AM
From: Jay Rommel
   of 74
 
Sal,

MSFT just gave me Office 97 Pro ($600) for free ..
I went to a Dog and Pony show by MSFT and they gave away
about 6 figures worth of software ...

Did you get your IntelliRAT yet???

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Jay Rommel who wrote (47)1/28/1997 2:43:00 AM
From: damniseedemons
   of 74
 
Wow!?!? Are you sure it isn't a test copy that expires soon?

I got my IntelliMouse--but the damn thing isn't working with my laptop. I spent hours on the phone with Microsoft themselves, and that damn thing couldn't be fixed $%@#$!!!

Hmm, either the mouse goes, or my laptop (2 weeks old) goes....Guess which!

Sal Habash

P.S. Check your email.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: damniseedemons who wrote (48)1/28/1997 2:13:00 PM
From: Jay Rommel
   of 74
 
I got the real thing SAL ... Office Professional 97 ...
for free (well, actually all the shareholders including yourself paid for it)
Thanks for saving me $600 ... They also gave me a **free** CE t-shirt
and a free 97 Baseball cap ...

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Jay Rommel who wrote (49)1/28/1997 2:19:00 PM
From: damniseedemons
   of 74
 
Well, I might have to start going to those conferences....

Do they charge admission? Or are you in one of their developer programs?

BTW, I don't care if I paid for your CD-ROM, because MSFT always pays big dividends to their shareholders (oops, they don't pay "dividends," their stock just goes up, and up, and up,....)

Sal Habash

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: damniseedemons who wrote (50)1/28/1997 2:27:00 PM
From: d[-_-]b
   of 74
 
Sal, think of it as advertising!

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: damniseedemons who wrote (50)1/28/1997 7:32:00 PM
From: Jay Rommel
   of 74
 
The conference are for resellers only ....
Well, let me rephrase that ... anyone can go, but only the resellers
can get the "real" copy (as oppose to the one 90 day trial version)
A friend is a reseller ( I do consulting for him) we both received a "free"
copy of Office Pro 97 ....

No admission charge ...

Find a friend from COMP USA or Best Buy ... They will tell you about it ....

They also raffle out many other software ... and hardware (IntelliRAT,
Joysticks, and MS keyboard) I think everyone received a free t-shirt ...

If this is not bad enough, MSFT have Babes doing the presentation to
tease all the gumps at the show ... Believe me, you will feel like you are
in Revenge of the Nerds part VI ...

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Jay Rommel who wrote (52)1/28/1997 8:31:00 PM
From: damniseedemons
   of 74
 
>If this is not bad enough, MSFT have Babes doing the presentation to tease all the gumps at the show>

Ya gotta love Microsoft's marketing machine!... :-)

P.S. CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read


To: Bruce R. Schlake who wrote (42)1/31/1997 6:38:00 PM
From: Daniel Schuh
   of 74
 
Boy, I shouldn't butt in here (Hi Sal) but I just stumbled in on this and I got to wonder:

"They said Microsoft's current market capitalization adjusted for inflation is what IBM's was in 1951. From that point, over the next 9 years IBM went up 16 times in value."

Microsoft's current market cap is $130 billion or so, #4 overall and pretty close to the current #1, GE at $170 billion. Do you guys really think Microsoft will be worth $2 trillion in 9 years? The company has had a great run, but it's a large cap stock now. All the new worlds Mr. Bill has in his sights have established players who might be a little harder to roll over that lotus and wordperfect.

Cheers, Dan.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read
Previous 10 Next 10