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Information for Visio 5 users

Postby John Marshall, MVP » Tue, 26 Aug 2003 04:42:12 GMT

If you have Visio 5 you should seriously consider upgrading before November

Currently Visio 5 is the oldest version of Visio that qualifies for an
upgrade. When Visio 2003 is released on Oct 21st, Visio 2000 will be the
oldest version that qualifies for an upgrade. At that point Visio 5 will no
longer qualify for an upgrade and you will have to pay full retail price for
a newer version of Visio.

Until Oct 30th, Visio 5 users can upgrade to Visio 2002 and will qualify for
a "free" upgrade to Visio 2003 under Microsoft's Technology guarantee.
(There will be a nominal cost for S&H. )

See  http://www.**--****.com/ 

John...    Visio MVP

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Re: Information for Visio 5 users

Postby John Marshall, MVP » Mon, 15 Sep 2003 10:49:37 GMT

Seems to be there now.

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