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Microsoft Office $75 Uni & TAFE students & employees


This has been posted here before (2007) but shows as expired so I thought it was worth a repost. MS says the deal will run "until further notice" so no idea how long it will last. I suggest that if you are eligible and want it grab it. Of course Open Office is available for free but for one reason or another many people prefer to have the MS product.


You must hold a valid email address at an educational institution geographically located in Australia listed here.
Be actively enrolled (in at least part-time study) or be employed by one of the qualified institutions.

What you get:

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 (AUD$75.00): Perpetual licence, which includes the following applications:

  • Access 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • InfoPath 2007
  • Groove 2007
  • OneNote 2007
  • Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager*(see Obtaining Software below)
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Word 2007

$75 is the download price - for an extra charge they'll send you backup DVD.

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  • It's a very good deal for student, I've purchased one when I was a student…

  • the name of this offer was [B]it's not cheating[/B], is it right?

    • Site is legit by Microsoft.

  • The name is "itsnotcheating" for the web site but on the FAQ it is "It's Not Cheating". The US offer can be seen at http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-... - clicking on the country flag takes you to the oz version.

  • Good to be reminded of this offer. I took it up earlier this year. Note the licence is for one desktop PC and one laptop.

  • Well worth it, i think this package costs almost $1,000!

  • Does anybody know how much the extra cost is for the DVD? Thanks!

    • Back-Up DVD (Media):
      Participating eligible users can now add a back-up DVD (media) at the price of AUD$14.00 (postage & handling included). The back-up media consists of the
      Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 trial software, and can be used to install the software onto your PC or mobile device. Please note: users will still be
      required to enter the product activation key to activate full version of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007.

    • I'm not sure if you can still get them, but at some unis they hand out the trial cd, which serves same purpose.

  • Too bad that if you are a commerce or art student who need to write reports or draw charts, you need to pay $75. However if you are a computer science/engineering student, you can get your server/programming software for free :)


    • Only if your uni does the work to enable the software needed!

  • You can get openoffice for free. Microsoft must be desperate for sales.
    If Microsoft can afford to sell software worth $1179.95 for $75.00 and still make a profit Microsoft must love ripping of the consumer.

    • You can get openoffice for free, but if you have used and like office 2k7s interface then at this price it is worth it. Open office isn't being hidden from students.

      Microsoft has always offered software at a discounted price to students, so I don't think this offer deserves a negative vote.

      During uni, we used groove from Office 2007 to share group work, which made things easier. For some of the features offered, and if you have the spare money this is well worth it.

    • It's not about profit from 75 dollars. It's about once you are used to their products, you are likely to purchase, or get your company to purchase the full priced product.

    • Most know we can get LaTeX + OpenOffice.org for free, but does it give me a spreadsheet with as many functions as Excel? Unlikely.

    • Also, compatibility. I heard that if you are sending your documents to other people, and they use Microsoft Office, although they can get the information, the formatting is all messed up. :S

      I heard this from someone who worked in an office where they thought they'd save some money by giving some people Open Office. After the trial they gave everyone Microsoft Office.

      So, if your professors, lecturers, etc are using Microsoft Office, and you want your documents to look the same to them as it does to you, you probably want to get Microsoft Office …

  • Good find! Just waiting for Adobe to do the same thing with Photoshop!
    I've never paid for software though, Microsoft used to charge a great deal more and were a lot tighter back in the day…

  • I used this offer last year. It's great!

    • Obtaining Product Keys:
      Product keys will be provided on the purchase confirmation page and sent to the user's eligible educational institution email address entered into the Promotion web site during the purchase process. Product keys will be available for 2 installs for a desktop and mobile device.

      Is this product be only install 2 times? It seems that I have used 2 installs and I cant activate it online again.

      • usually you can un-install it from a machine and reinstall. so in total you can have it on two computers at any one time, if you own a desktop and a laptop extremely handy as you don't have to buy 2 keys as you do with other software.

  • Montag ,

    Microsoft aren't bad. They produce software, that's more than likely made YOU buy a computer and every other person too. If you don't like the software, don't use it.

    I'm sure you're not using RedHat or something just as crap. No one wants incompatible doc files, which is what happens when you use poor stuff like Open Office. Unless you want to submit your resume or important letters to people via garbled crap, you'd better just stick with the standard.

  • This is what Microsoft should charge 'all' customers for their Office product(s). I would only use if my work or course required Office, otherwise I use Openoffice (www.openoffice.org) which is free and works on Windows XP/Vista, Mac and Linux. Openoffice has 80% of the features/functions of MS Office and can save to pdf format built in.

    For those wondering if this deal is too good to be true, it is genuine, I purchased one for my sister who needed it for university.

    • +1

      I am actually on the same boat. I have been using StarOffice since the 3.x days when it was once available on this obscure operating system called "OS/2" — and I actually paid for it! Now I am NOT able to NOT use OpenOffice because all my old files are stored in that format!