Monday, September 17, 2007

A global corporation with a heart?

Perusing the Blog of the Cyber Priest, I was pleased and shocked to realise that Microsoft seem to realise students are poor. To quote him directly:

"What you get

Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Word 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Outlook 2007
  • Groove 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • OneNote 2007
  • InfoPath 2007
  • Access 2007

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for this deal you must:

  1. Hold a valid email address at a U.K. educational institution ending in (for example,
  2. Be actively enrolled with at least 0.5 course load

...if you’re a student (or are starting university/college this year) then head over to The Ultimate Steal website and pick yourself up a copy.

You do have time to settle in to university or college first though, the promotion ends at 23:59 GMT on 30 April 2008."

Now I'm not tempted, being quite happy with OpenOffice, which is free, but it seems like a cracking deal. I wonder if it's legit, or a ploy to lock users into Mirosoft, or if its a fraud?

1 comment:

Peter said...

Not a heart, more of a clever marketing department (and an understanding of how many pirated copies of office are used by students...)

I'm gutted I'm not a student any longer - I'd love to have Office 2007.