The Ultimate Steal student offer – marketing materials for students

On Thursday, I wrote about the Ultimate Steal offer, and the two key reasons to mention it to your students before June (the price goes up with Office 2010, but if they buy now they get a no-cost upgrade to Office 2010 as part of our Tech Guarantee programme). UK students are more likely to…


Office 2010 for students – via the Ultimate Steal

Each year we run a special offer (called The Ultimate Steal) on Microsoft Office, only for Higher & Further education students and staff who have a email address. It allows them to buy the software directly from Microsoft, and make a big saving on the equivalent retail price. As we get closer to the…


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…


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’….


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…


Letting your students know about the Ultimate Steal

Last year, a few colleges, and quite a few universities, asked us for materials that they could use to let their students know about the Ultimate Steal offer (Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95). And universities and colleges including Bristol, Kent, Stirling, Queens University Belfast, Salford, QMU Edinburgh, Bradford, Middlesex, Loughborough, Homerton College and Derby put…


Ultimate Steal – just five days left for students and staff

You can’t have failed to miss the offer we’ve been running for students and staff who have an email address that ends in – Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95 – on But you may have missed the looming deadline – it closes on Wednesday night next week – so there are just five…