Do you want to download Windows 7 in Welsh?

Did you know that we run a worldwide ‘local language programme’ which provides language packs for a range of our software? And that if you’re in Wales, you can use them to run Windows and Office in Welsh natively? Welsh is one of Europe’s oldest languages, and is growing, with over half a million speakers,…


Start the term with new Office academic templates

Am I the only one who gets bored with a document format after a few months, and then wants a completely different design? That PowerPoint that looked so smart last year looks a bit clichéd this term. A document which looked professional when you first published it, doesn’t look quite so good when it comes…


The Ultimate Steal – Office 2007 which magically turns into Office 2010

Hopefully, you already know about The Ultimate Steal, which is our special student offer on Office 2007. It allows your students to buy Office 2007 Ultimate for just £38.95 – as long as you’ve issued them with a email address. And because it is the Ultimate edition, they will get absolutely the whole Office…


Ribbon Hero – combining games and learning

It seems that one of the trendy topics discussed at education conferences these days is the combination of gaming and learning. Most of the time, it’s discussed in the context of the classroom or of students, but I’ve just learnt that we’ve now applied it to product training, in one of our experimental Office Labs…


Special Student Deals on Office and Windows

You know what it’s like – you have a brilliant plan, and then something gets in the way. And this term, we’d hatched a brilliant plan to launch our Ultimate Steal offer on the International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Which is why we went with a nice Piratey theme for the launch. Oh, how…


The Ultimate student offer ends soon

You probably have heard about the Ultimate Steal before. It’s the offer where students with a email address can buy a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate edition, for £38.95 UK students have some of the highest rates of usage of Microsoft Office in the world, and also one of the highest rates of ‘mis-licensing’….


Lowest cost Office 2007 – Bulk order under Home Use Programme for staff

This could be part of a “things you wish you’d heard about earlier…” series. If you’re working within a UK college, then there’s a fair chance that your university has signed a Microsoft Campus Agreement, and that this applies to YOU! The deal, in a nutshell, is that you can place a bulk order, on…


The Ultimate Steal – Student Office offer is finishing soon

After I forgot to do this last week, John reminded me to tell you: Don’t miss the boat – Office for £38.95 is ending soon If this is your last year at Uni or College, don’t miss out on this special students-only deal on Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for only £38.95. You can only get…


Saving money on software at Christmas

Santa Claus is coming – and this year he’s going to have to cope with the credit crunch! There will still be loads of PCs bought this Christmas, and given the offers by retailers at the moment, there will be some great deals around. It might be a good time to remind your students &…


Ultimate Steal – Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man

Whoops – when I wrote about the Ultimate Steal (Office 2007 Ultimate Edition for £38.95, only for students) I said it was open to all UK students who have a email address (and staff too). Of course, I’d forgotten something – we have also added Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students and staff…