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Students can get Office Ultimate 2007 for $59

Students can get Office Ultimate 2007 for $59

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"Microsoft today announced The Ultimate Steal, a limited-time promotion for college students starting today in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and starting Sept. 20 in Spain, Italy and France. PressPass spoke with Alan Yates, general manager of Microsoft’s World Wide Education division, to discuss how the company has responded to student feedback and provided an easy way for students to acquire Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007.

Beginning Sept. 12, Microsoft will launch a special Web-based promotion exclusively for students called The Ultimate Steal. Students who are actively enrolled at eligible educational institutions will be able to acquire Office Ultimate 2007 via the Web at the low student price of US$59.95. Calling this promotion "The Ultimate Steal" is spot on when you consider that this is a savings of over 90 percent of the retail price of Office Ultimate 2007. The retail price is what students might think they would have to pay, when much lower pricing such as this has been available to students for many years.

Outside of the US, a one-year subscription license will also be offered for £12.95/€ 18.00/C$22.00 in addition to the perpetual license.  The Ultimate Steal promotion will expire on April 30, 2008."

OMG!!!  What a great time to be a student.  I need to go take some classes.  This is a sweat deal.  If you want more of the details of the "Ultimate Steal" see the following location:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-12ultimatesteal.mspx

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  • If I didn't have Office via Technet (plus Office 97 and 2000 that I bought) I'd strongly consider auditing a tennis class at the local college. Thats an amazing deal!  I've bought software on educational discount before... Borland Turbo C for $10 and Zortech C++ for $125... Man, does that date me or what?  :-)

  • I passed the link onto someone.  They noted that the actual site only advertises an offer for US students!