I've recently started an IT course at college and I needed Office software.I was delighted to find Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus from software4students for £38.95 !
This is approved by Microsoft and is not some dodgy deal (see Microsoft link further on)
You can download immediately or have it sent to you by disc.
I chose the disc option.(I noticed there was a transaction charge of £1.95 but I'm unsure as to whether this would be only for the postal option so if I need to edit price to £40.90 please let me know)
a.install and use a copy of the Software on one personal computer or other device;
b.install an additional copy of the Software on a second, portable device for the exclusive use of the primary user of the first copy of the Software.
Under the terms of the programme each student is entitled to one copy only of each version of the software
For more info on conditions see FAQ:http://www.software4students.co.uk/FAQ.aspx#q1
RRP is 429.99 and Amazon are selling it for £338 !
This is a legitimate offer endorsed by microsoft for STUDENTS ONLY (which also includes primary and secondary school students and their parents).
Students need to register on the site against their school or college. Parents can register and buy on behalf of their children (includes primary and secondary children). The end user licensee must be a student in one of the registered schools or colleges.
Who can buy software at Software4Students?
Primary and Secondary students: All currently registered students of primary and second level schools in the UK
University and college students: All currently registered students of universities and colleges in the UK
Parents, grandparents and guardians: If you are a parent or guardian or have a grandson or granddaughter for whom you would like to license the software, then you can purchase the software. The main requirement to purchase is that the end user licensee must be a student or be a faculty member in one of our listed educational institutions.
Teachers: Teachers employed by an accredited primary or secondary school, or a public or private university or college
Other offers include:
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 @ £37.95
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Upgrade Edition @ £39.78
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Upgrade Edition @ £39.78
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Student and Teacher Edition (PC)@ £101.06
Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 Student and Teacher Edition (PC) @166.42 (mac version £163.35)
Dragon Naturally Speaking Nuance Speech Recognition Kit £212
Microsoft Expression Web 3 £25.50
and loads more.See:http://www.software4students.co.uk/
Hope this helps someone.