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Old 09-14-2007, 05:09 AM   #1
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Default Microsoft Allows Students To Steal Office... For $59.95

From our front-page news:
If you are a student who's planning to steal Microsoft Office 2007, then why not steal it directly from the source? For a $59.95US fee, of course. Yes, if you are a student and can prove it, Microsoft will sell let you steal their top-end Office 2007 offering for only $59.95US, a very good deal if you are in need of a robust office suite. Not in the US? You can purchase it for a yearly fee instead.

Ultimate 2007, which retails for $600+ elsewhere, contains all of the office products you will ever need, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, Groove, OneNote and InfoPath. Note also that this will be a downloadable version, so if you had plans to purchase a dirt-cheap copy and resell it, you might have a rough time.

We definitely think it’s a great deal. It gives students easier access to our premium productivity suite Office Ultimate 2007, which includes tools they’ll be able to put to good use in their studies such as Office Groove 2007 and Office OneNote 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.

Source: Microsoft Press Release
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