[Thamesvalley-pm] FW: [marsee at oreilly.com: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 25]

Ismail, Rafiq (IT) Rafiq.Ismail at MorganStanley.com
Mon Jan 28 01:32:32 PST 2008

There's a reference code in the email which will give you a 35% discount
on purchases from O'Reilly and others.

I've also applied for a user group account on behalf of tvpm, so I'll
let you know if any group discounts become available. 



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January 25]

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