Microsoft has quietly relaunched its £38.95 Office Ultimate deal for students, almost at the same time when it unveiled a new £30 Windows 7 Professional offer.
The Ultimate Steal package was temporarily halted earlier this year and has now been relaunched. Like for the soon-to-be offered Windows 7, the special price applies only if you are a current student (or a full time member of staff) at a university or college recognised and approved.
More importantly though, you will have to get an educational email (ending with ac.uk, ac.gg, ac.je or ac.im). While those looking for Windows 7 will have to wait until the end of the month, students may already buy Microsoft Office Ultimate via the Ultimate steal page now.
Office Ultimate 2007 costs around £400 which means that Students could get up to 91 percent off the suggested retail price. It comes with Access, Excel, Word, Groove, Infopath, Onenote, Outlook, Powerpoint and Publisher.
Office 2010 though is only a few months away and it is unlikely that Microsoft will offer an upgrade path for current student users of Office 2007 Ultimate.
In addition, students can also obtain, through the Ultimate Steal, Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT)RED Upgrade for £40.95 - a product that helps fight AIDS in Africa but will also necessitate Windows XP or Vista installed on your machine.
They can also buy Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 for £36.95, in case they want to use the diagramming program from the software giant. Last but not least they can also grab the Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 for under £10.