Check out this deal (launched yesterday) for Office if you haven't seen it. For Canadian university and college students, you can get Office 2007 Ultimate for just $64 CAD. There is also a more flexible way to acquire Office, which is to get the one year subscription license for only $22 CAD. I'm excited about the low price and flexibility we are offering to students.
I've been using Office 2007 since I joined in March. The new Ribbon interface helped me to discover some new features in Office that I wasn't aware they existed before. There are two applications within Office that I never used before are now the heavy weights of my daily usage. One I really enjoy is the Office Groove. Our team use it to collaborate with one another, and I personally use it to synchronize my files between laptops. The other one Office OneNote. I use it as my information organizer: taking meeting notes (both text and drawings), reviewing papers and presentations (i.e. there is a print function to layout your doc or ppt for review in OneNote), recording links and websites that I found interesting. The main thing is you never need to save in OneNote. Everything you add is automatically saved and you can use search to find it. Since I use a tablet PC,I can use my stylus to handwrite notes and convert them to text.
I hope this deal will provide an easy and affordable way for our students to enjoy Office at home, and I'm looking forward to hearing your stories of using Office 2007.