Monday, March 20, 2017

Dutch police mistakenly pays €3M for Office licenses, court tells Microsoft to keep it

You can count on Dutch police to train eagles to snipe down drones from the sky, but don’t let them buy any software for you. Following a horrific administrative fail, Dutch court has ruled that local police won’t be receiving any cash back from Microsoft after mistakingly purchasing too many licenses for its Office package. Back in 2008, a law enforcement employee accidentally ordered 13,656 licenses for a special home-working edition of MS Office. While inaccurate, the order went unnoticed by administration, which proceeded to wire a staggering €2,961,029 to Microsoft for the software, Dutch outlet reports. Following the nightmare-inducing blunder, police filed a…

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