Microsoft has kicked off a promotion that allows college students to take home a copy of Office Ultimate 2007—the company's complete office package—for less than a tenth of its full retail price. As DailyTech reports, the Ultimate Steal promotion reduces the price of Office Ultimate 2007 from $679 to a paltry $59.95.
$59.95 is even cheaper than Microsoft's "Home and Student" Office package, which retails for $149 and includes just Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. By contrast, Office Ultimate 2007 includes those applications plus Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Accounting Express 2007, Publisher 2007, Access 2007, InfoPath 2007, Groove 2007, OneNote 2007, and more.
The Ultimate Steal promotion runs until April 30, 2008, and applicants must be enrolled with a 0.5 course load and have a valid e-mail address ending in .edu. DailyTech says the promotion is running in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for now, and that it'll be available in France, Italy, and Spain on September 20.