Ultimate Steal spreads across the pond: Vista Ultimate included

Ultimate Steal spreads across the pond: Vista Ultimate included

Summary: As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Ultimate Steal has been roaring for those in the US and Canada, and it's finally reached us across the pond (the Atlantic to all the idiots out there). Similar things apply, such as needing a valid university or college email address, and of course a method of payment.

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As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Ultimate Steal has been roaring for those in the US and Canada, and it's finally reached us across the pond (the Atlantic to all the idiots out there). Similar things apply, such as needing a valid university or college email address, and of course a method of payment.

Microsoft are offering Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95, which is as close as you'll get to the $60 they were offering for North America. Considering university starts for most people this or next week, you may be best of taking the opportunity to buy so you're set for the new academic year.

Provided you have a ac.uk, ac.im, ac.gg, or ac.je email address (UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) then you should be valid for the offer; although those at the Open University (open.ac.uk) may not be valid as you're often not full-time students.

Update: my colleague Adrian Kingsley-Hughes over at Hardware 2.0 informs me that the Open University are open to this offer too. Thanks for the heads-up!

Still, you can check by whopping in your email address and they'll let you know whether you're valid for the offer or not.

Not only that, hidden in the corner of the site is another interesting offer:

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Visio of course can be very handy to those doing architecture/interior design degrees, as well as those doing electronics and computer science. For an extra just-under £40, it's probably the cheapest you'll ever see a legal, genuine copy of it.

The Ultimate Steal will slowly spread across Europe and into Asia soon. Next in line to take chance of this offer are Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Korea (although not sure which one - maybe both?), Spain and then Sweden - but knowing Microsoft, probably not in that order.

If however, you happen to be an anti-Microsoft, arrogant and stubborn git about the fact Microsoft are throwing students a bone, don't take them up on the offer and suffer as a result, because whether you like it or not, they dominate the marketplace so you may as well just get used to it.

Topics: Microsoft, Collaboration, Windows

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  • You really lose a lot of clout...

    When you become so emptional that you resort to using grade-school words - such as calling people who don't take advantage of these offers "idiots".

    You then end, what was a rather informative article with terms like "Arrogant" and "stubborn". You finally wrap it all up with "you might as well get used to it" as your closing statement.

    Really? Not to be rude, but you need to work on your social skills a bit more. You come across as an angry, bitter RTFM-type person.
    lawryll@...
    • Or hes just not gettin' any :D [nt]

      nt
      JT82
      • LOL, I thought the same thing...

        ... and I think everyone knows what across the pond means, but you still shouldn't call the rest of the people out there idiots, instead of that remark just put a helpful description. Or just keep your posts on the UK site.

        But I do agree with keeping the last paragraph for all the haters ;o) Its just a straight to the point comment which is good.
        x21x
    • Pretty justified

      I think the last paragraph may just have been to pre-
      empt the inevitable barrage of people saying things
      like "Why would I want to get Office Ultimate for ?40
      when I could pay nothing and use OpenOffice -
      Micro$oft suck because..."
      So, well pre-empted. And thanks for the tip, Zach.
      I'll be passing that one on to my students, who need
      Access for their GCSE coursework.
      techrepublic@...
  • Zack Whittaker is HOT!

    Sorry, but I just had to say that. :)


    Please carry on.
    JanJan1
  • RE: Ultimate Steal spreads across the pond: Vista Ultimate included

    Heck the definition of an intelligent American is changing

    Where once it was considered that an educated American held a passport, (approximately 15 - 20%), and could calculate the exchange rate without having to remove their socks and shoes.

    Today they just need an internet connection with a credit card.

    Zack, thank you for the information mate, it is much appreciated; though sadly not everyone within the UK education system holds educational account.

    Do you happen to know whether MS are holding their current offer where a student could obtain proof from the head of their accademic centre which in turn would be considered sufficient proof to Microsoft for the reduced procurement ?

    Grateful for your thoughts please

    Arf's
    pounder_arthur@...