Their licensing is ridiculous. I never rant about how bad they are because generally I don't run into problems but this blows.
I have 30 new computers blank slate
I want to buy licenses for them for office 2003 (I can't run 2007) and windows xp (I can't/won't run vista)
In order to do this I HAVE to buy vista and 2007 AND SA (software assurance) which essentially doubles the price of the order in order to run a legacy program
Becuase this rule came out of left field my budget is useless and I am stuck with 30,000$ in overages. Now I am just trying to think of what pc's could run linux to try to pull some licenses over. If only Mac could run the software I am mandated to run. The reason this comes as a surprise is previous generation software all allowed downgrade options for free.
****ing microsoft...just jam that red hot poker further up my ass.