It’s called the ultimate steal and it allows students with a valid school email address to get a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for $59.95 (normally $679). Many Colleges and Universities already have an MSDN Academic Alliance partnership with Microsoft which offers students gratis copies of Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio, but Office has never been part of this partnership. So for all those mom’s and dad’s out there considering a Microsoft Office Home & Student purchase, save your money and wait until your child prodigy has his or her edu email setup.
So if you or a loved one is headed back to school, follow these steps to maximize your savings on computer software:
[Step 1] Make sure you get a university or college email account. Some schools allow students to opt-out of the traditional <yourSchool.edu> email account if a student prefers using their existing Gmail or Hotmail account…Don’t do it!. Get that email account and just forward the mail instead. Simply having an edu email address will get you lots of discounts online.
[Step 2] See if your College or University is an MSDNAA partner by clicking here. Most accredited schools have a good selection of free software available through this partnership, so if you’ve already got a computer but need the latest and greatest operating system, you can get it through your schools MSDNAA site for free.
[Step 3] If you just got a new PC, uninstall that trial version of Office Home and Student and use your student email address to obtain Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for $59.95 by clicking here.
To be eligible, you must: