Microsoft Office 2010 Student Discount

Microsoft Office 2010 is now released and if you’re a student and want Office 2010 Professional for only $99.95 now is the time to act! Microsoft is currently selling Microsoft Office 2010 Professional for $99.95 to students via the Office 2010 Professional AcademicDiscount (Mac Office 2010 Professional is also $99.95). In addition to this promotion Microsoft is also selling Windows 7 Professional upgrade for $29.99 if you’re a student!

Office 2010 Pro Student Discount

If you’re not a student or don’t qualify for the Office Professional Academic Deal you can still purchase Office 2010 Student Edition from places such as Amazon.com for the price of $124.95.   However, please note that Microsoft Office 2010 Professional is superior to the Office 2010 Student Edition as there are more Microsoft programs included with the Pro version.  Here are the programs you get on MS Office 2010 Professional:

  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • OneNote 2010
  • Outlook 2010
  • Publisher 2010
  • Access 2010

And here is what you get with MS Office Home & Student Edition:

  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • OneNote 2010
The Microsoft Office Professional 2010 software package costs a whopping $499.99 retail and even while on sale at Amazon.com now it is $409, so you’re saving at least $300 with the Academic pricing on the Office 2010 deal from the Microsoft Store.  While the Office 2010 student edition may be adequate for some, many people like to have Access 2010 as a database and the Outlook 2010 email client.

One thing you should also check out is whether your school has a volume license agreement with Microsoft where you can get Microsoft software for even more amazing prices.  To check to see if your school is a part of the Microsoft volume license program just use this link.

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I'm a big believer in the importance of technology usage in education, but not just having blind faith in technology gadgets and using them in a school setting for the sake of it. I review and write about technology devices such as laptops and tablets that have a clear purpose and provide a learning advantage for students.

9 Responses to Microsoft Office 2010 Student Discount

  1. Joseph November 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    http://www.studentbuyingguide.com/2010/04/microsoft-office-2010-student-discount/
    It seems that my school’s email system has this site listed as a black list site they say I am qualified to receive a copy of office at a rduced price yet when I submit and wait then look for reply there is nothing there in my account that I may purchase my student version of office 2010. I hope this is not a site that is email farming/fishing. I will be very disapointed if I start getting things from this site that I didn,t ask for I will be very UPSET!

  2. AJ November 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    hey Joseph, sorry to hear you can’t get the site to send you the link to download via email. DigitalRiver is the company running this download of the Microsoft Student $79.99 edition of Office Pro, you can go to http://www.digitalriver.com to see the company homepage and find more about them. They’re definitely legit and it is not a spam site, you should check your spam folder to see if the email got stuck in there or maybe get in touch with DigitalRiver directly to see if they can manually send you the link to another email account.

  3. Carol January 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Same thing here. I didn’t get the e-mail with the link to buy Office.

  4. Carol January 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    OK, you need to contact Microsoft from the digitalriver website and they’ll re send you the e-mail. Hope it helps!

  5. AJ January 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    great, glad it worked out Carol and thanks for that tip on getting the email if it doesn’t arrive first try.

  6. Cindy February 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I was able to do everything as described. I did have to wait a while for the email to show up in my school’s mail app, but it eventually showed up. Downloading the software now.

    • Linda September 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

      How long did you have to wait?

  7. Tracey July 21, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    Is this purchase to New Zealand customer’s?

    • Andrew July 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      Hi, it’s U.S. and Canada only, sorry no NZ for this particular promotion!

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