Tag Archives: Pricing

OneNote’s Price Drop

I’m a fan of Microsoft’s OneNote, but a critical one, and one of my gripes has been the price. Now that’s all changed, according to Microsoft’s Asian PR:

Effective August, Microsoft has announced a price adjustment world wide for OneNote 2003 from US$199 to $99. The price adjustment will begin rolling out today with various retailers offering the new price at different points throughout the month. Volume license customers will also see a discount based on their licensing agreement with Microsoft. Academic pricing thru college bookstores ($49 ERP) and volume license programs will remain the same.

Microsoft is committed to providing the best software for the price. In response to positive customer feedback to the product being offered at $99 in Japan and $99 after $100 mail-in rebate in North America, Microsoft wanted to extend customers worldwide with the opportunity to take advantage of the lower price point.

Too late for my column on OneNote, but good news nonetheless. I felt $200 was just a bit too much for what was effectively a note-taking application.

News: Another Online Music Store

 Riding on the success of Apple’s iTunes, Musicmatch has announced its own digital song-selling business, according to CNET. The service has access to songs from five major labels and more than 30 independents, with pricing set at 99 cents per song and $9.99 for most albums.
 
 
Customers can play tracks on up to three PCs simultaneously and transfer them to Windows Media-supported music players. Songs can be burned to CDs, but a given playlist may be burned no more than five times.