I bought Microsoft Office for the crazy discount price of $8 Dollars because I do some casual work for University of Technology (UTS) Sydney and the UTS IT Purchasing department has special educational pricing on major software titles for staff 🙂
You won’t be able to do that but if you’re an Australian university or TAFE student you can buy Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate edition for $75 Dollars from the special Microsoft promotional site www.itsnotcheating.com.au
The downloadable Office Ultimate 2007 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Groove, and InfoPath! Although you probably won’t use half them, I still strongly recommend taking this offer.
Full conditions are available at the Microsoft Australia website
Interestingly the same offer was run in 2007 and only 15,000 people found out about it and bought the software. That’s a shame because $75 for a permanent licence to the best edition of Office 2007 is a real bargain. Otherwise even an OEM cut down boxed student version costs upwards of $150, if not much more.