If you’re off to college in the fall or if you’re a parent planning for the upcoming school year, you’re probably in the market for new supplies. Now’s the time to do it, as back-to-school deals are in full swing. Technology deals from Microsoft are no exception. If you’re in the market for new hardware and productivity software, here’s the scoop on what Microsoft has to offer.
- Buy a PC over $699 and Get an Xbox 360: This year when students buy a PC over $699 at any of our participating retailers (on select PCs) they’ll walk out with a free Xbox. Find out more about the deal.
- Save on Windows 7 & Office 2010 bundle: When you buy a new Windows 7 PC, you’re eligible for a discounted price on Office 2010 Home & Student. And you don’t need to be a registered student to cash in! The whole family benefits. (Offer available at participating retailers.) Learn more about Microsoft Office 2010.
- The Ultimate Steal: College students can buy Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010 at a special price of $99.95. Find out if you’re eligible?
- Free upgrade: College students who have recently bought Office 2010 Home & Students can upgrade to Office 2010 Academic Professional for FREE. That’s 3 free apps: Publisher, Access, and Outlook.
What computer is right for you?
How many bells and whistles do you really need? For parents interested in purchasing new PCs for their kids, take a moment to read this guest blog post by Chris Dawson, ZDNET Education. He unravels the mysteries of RAM, processors, and more that will help you select the right PC for your needs. Find out what Ben the PC Guy picked as his favorite PCs here.
Why use Office 2010?
Here are some ways Office 2010 can help with school work:
- Take and organize class research, notes, and ideas! Come study time, it’ll be easy to search your notes for a word, tag, or date. We even have a free OneNote 2010 Student Planner that you can download to help get you started.
- Easily cite sources and create a bibliography in research papers
- Solve equations and plot graphs in Word and OneNote
- Convert presentations into videos
Want to upgrade from Office 2000 or 2003?
If you’re thinking about upgrading from Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, or Office XP to the 2010 release you‘ll want to ensure that your hardware and operating system meet the minimum system requirements.
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Jennifer writes about education-related products and services for Office.com.
Updated November 7, 2014 9:35 pm