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Software4Students have Office 2008 currently listed at £38.06.

Microsoft are currently offering a free upgrade to Office 2011 on any valid purchase of Office 2008; see link below:

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mac/products/Office2008/office-2011-upgrade.mspx

This means you can get (when available) Office 2011 for just £38.06! As long as you buy Office 2008 between Aug. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010.

If you are not eligible for the student offer, then the same deal from Microsoft applies from other stores.

Note: There is a compulsory transaction charge of £1.95, making the total £40.01.
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#1
Been using Office 2011 for a few weeks on my iMac and I must say it's really good.
#2
i only just bought the 2008 from software4students, thankfully just after august 1st so i am eligable woop woop . thanks OP
banned#3
Ordered. Thanks X)
#4
you will NOT get outlook with the upgrade afaik
#5
been looking at this for a while
will it let my son work on a windows pc at school then at home on a mac with no problems?
great price
#6
I emailed these guys a few weeks ago about this.. they said that the 2008 version they had would Not qualify for the 2011 upgrade.. anyone heard any different?
#7
asl9791
i only just bought the 2008 from software4students, thankfully just after august 1st so i am eligable woop woop . thanks OP

Did software4students confirm that for definite? I emailed them to ask if I bought 2008 from them whether I would qualify for the free upgrade to Office 2011 and they said they didn't know! Might have just been a quick reply from someone who worked there, didn't know and couldn't be bothered to check, but I didn't want to risk buying it from them if it didn't allow me to upgrade.
#8
This is what I got from them in August:-


Hi,

Thank you for recently contacting us here at Software4Students!

Unfortunately, we have no program in place to upgrade our Office 2008 products to Office 2011.

Please consult our website for an up-to-date list of products and prices. We will inform our members via our newsletter as we update our product listing.

Kind Regards,

Eoin
#9
Well the Microsoft site had very specific exclusions which said that "Student Select" and "Not For Resale" software was not included, but neither of these applies to Software4Students.

balluji
you will NOT get outlook with the upgrade afaik


RE: balluji, what makes you say this will not include Outlook? The only upgrade path to the version of 2011 without it from Office 2008 Home and Student, which this is not! Office 2008 Business, and Office 2008 Academic both upgrade to the full Office 2011 Home and Business which include Outlook.


Edited By: jazlabs on Oct 18, 2010 14:50: spelling
#10
That reply from Software4Students is very generic... Microsoft had no upgrade path in place then. This upgrade is directly with Microsoft with very specific terms, it has nothing to do with Software4Students.

As long as you have purchased from an authorised seller (i.e. not 2nd hand or from eBay), and not from one of the excluded schemes, then all is fine.
#11
Claim instructions: You must purchase, install and activate your copy of Office 2008 for Mac by 30th November 2010. Once Office for Mac 2011 is available, you must visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/techg by December 31, 2010 to download your free copy at no additional cost, or to purchase a DVD copy of Office for Mac 2011 for a fee. You will need an activated Office 2008 for Mac Product ID, a dated sales receipt and a Windows Live ID.
#12
Jazlabs, I agree their response was generic but what put me off buying was "Buy a qualifying Office 2008 for Mac product..." on the Microsoft upgrade page which talks about needing a Home Student or Business edition license..

I wasn't sure what software4students would ship.. i.e. would it be the business edition of 2008 or some special academic version that MS don't list as eligible..?
#13
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-software/2010/daniel/MS08_upgradechart01._V188624237_.jpg

It will (most likely) be the Academic version since it allows for 2 installations from one license, and the fact that it is from an Academic supplier.

I agree it says "eligible" versions, but on the MS site is does specify the exclusions, and it appears that as long as you've bought a legitimate version of the software from a Microsoft reseller then you will be eligible.
#14
I have Mac:Office 2008, got it from software4students not long after it came out. TBH I wish i'd not bothered as Neo Office or Open Office do all the same things for Free!

http://www.neooffice.org
or
http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/
1 Like #15
free on piratebay
#16
markwigg
I have Mac:Office 2008, got it from software4students not long after it came out. TBH I wish i'd not bothered as Neo Office or Open Office do all the same things for Free!

http://www.neooffice.org

or
http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/


Guess this is a preference thing, I've personally never got on with Open Office (and I'm a software developer).

But the point here is that this is Version 2011, which includes all the new features including the ribbon, and also Outlook (which is unrivalled by any open source e-mail package). This will put Office a lot further ahead than it's open source rivals, which are just about at a level somewhere between Office 2003 and 2007 -- In my opinion as a Software Developer at least.
1 Like #17
djw1cked
free on piratebay

Anything you steal is free. Congratulations, Captain Obvious.
2 Likes #18
djw1cked
free on piratebay


What a plank, you could say this about any piece of software, music, game, dvd, blu ray ever posted.
#19
Ninja
asl9791
i only just bought the 2008 from software4students, thankfully just after august 1st so i am eligable woop woop . thanks OP
Did software4students confirm that for definite? I emailed them to ask if I bought 2008 from them whether I would qualify for the free upgrade to Office 2011 and they said they didn't know! Might have just been a quick reply from someone who worked there, didn't know and couldn't be bothered to check, but I didn't want to risk buying it from them if it didn't allow me to upgrade.

I was just going on the premise that being that i bought it after that date i would be able to get it. i have no confirmation whatsoever from anyone. sorry. Fingers crossed i/we will be :)
#20
asl9791; have you attempted to register for your upgrade yet @ https://www.techg.arvatousa.com/OfficeMacTechG/ ?
#21
Has the price changed slightly?

Office 2008: £32.39
VAT: £5.67
Transaction Charge: £1.95
Total: £40.01

Worth it anyway, as Jazlabs said the licence restrictions cited on the S4S page indicate it is the Academic version ("Installation on up to 2 computers - both should be for exclusive use of the licence holder") so should be OK to upgrade to 2-pack version of 2011.
#22
Guess the transaction charge is some sort of payment processing charge? Have you tried using a Debit Card instead of Credit Card? Price excluding this is still £38.06.
#23
Good deal if the upgrade works!! And looks like it will so I'm gonna order it!
#24
@Mals - the only thing you need to be aware of is this saves in a different format and you will need to save as Office 2007 or earlier. This will read documents from school but not vice versa, unless they are running 2011
#25
jazlabs
Guess the transaction charge is some sort of payment processing charge? Have you tried using a Debit Card instead of Credit Card? Price excluding this is still £38.06.


Transaction charge still applies to Debit cards - I bought Windows 7 from S4S last week and used a debit card. Considering that their prices include VAT and delivery it didn't bother me much.

Edited By: Dear Mr Echo on Oct 18, 2010 17:56: more info
#26
Check this out guys.

http://www.rm.com/shops/thebasement/Product.aspx?cref=PD1424557&rguid=59137e0c-6185-4d95-a360-a680d60636ea

Free delivery and good for people who dont mind waiting and dont want to bother with the upgrade from microsoft!
#27
Looking at the office mac website it would seem that student software may not be eligible for free upgrade:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/office-2011-upgrade.mspx#eligibility

Reading the last paragraph on the page where it reads;

This offer is not valid for volume license customers, for customers with not-for-resale or promotional products, or for customers who purchase Office 2008 for Mac through the Home Use Rights or Student Select Programs.


Oh well!

jazlabs
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-software/2010/daniel/MS08_upgradechart01._V188624237_.jpg

It will (most likely) be the Academic version since it allows for 2 installations from one license, and the fact that it is from an Academic supplier.

I agree it says "eligible" versions, but on the MS site is does specify the exclusions, and it appears that as long as you've bought a legitimate version of the software from a Microsoft reseller then you will be eligible.
#28
I was looking into this at the weekend and was going to buy, but came to the same conclusion as bedslad- i.e that the software sold by software4students was excluded from the upgrade process, anyone know otherwise?

bedslad
Looking at the office mac website it would seem that student software may not be eligible for free upgrade:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/office-2011-upgrade.mspx#eligibility


Reading the last paragraph on the page where it reads;

This offer is not valid for volume license customers, for customers with not-for-resale or promotional products, or for customers who purchase Office 2008 for Mac through the Home Use Rights or Student Select Programs.


Oh well!

jazlabs
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-software/2010/daniel/MS08_upgradechart01._V188624237_.jpg

It will (most likely) be the Academic version since it allows for 2 installations from one license, and the fact that it is from an Academic supplier.

I agree it says "eligible" versions, but on the MS site is does specify the exclusions, and it appears that as long as you've bought a legitimate version of the software from a Microsoft reseller then you will be eligible.
#29
tomthered
@Mals - the only thing you need to be aware of is this saves in a different format and you will need to save as Office 2007 or earlier. This will read documents from school but not vice versa, unless they are running 2011


This can save to .doc format (office 2003 and earlier format) in exactly the same way as office 2007/2010 has to on windows.

If you do that, no problem.
If the school has office 2007/2010 or the office 2007 converters installed no problem.

Don't worry, just go for it!

Edited By: Bobbba on Oct 18, 2010 20:04: edited for neatness
#30
just wondering what is the procedure to get this. I mean how would they know if your a student or not?
#31
hey vtec,

You apply for software as parent or guardian, you enter your child's name, then you find the school name, its entirely up to you if you use your childs name i think the important thing is if the school exists or takes part..

I could have missed something, but it s worth reading the small print in this case, id quite happily get his for my daughter as you can have 2 copies, so it could go on my mac also a she has a log in on there but have tried the 2011 beta and its way better especially outlook, so might wait for that.

Also its worth checking if you childs school has an agreement, that lets them install school software ms office on their machine as home - its free then....just a thought

vtec
just wondering what is the procedure to get this. I mean how would they know if your a student or not?
#32
@medic and @bedslad

I don't understand why you are coming to that conclusion;

"This offer is not valid for volume license customers, for customers with not-for-resale or promotional products, or for customers who purchase Office 2008 for Mac through the Home Use Rights or Student Select Programs."

OK, if you google any of these you will find that what Software4Students is offering is none of these;
- Not-For-Resale is basically OEM discs that come with PCs or sold through non Microsoft Partners (probably not 100% legally)
- Home Use Rights is when your business has licenses for software that you also need to use at home
- Student Select is for colleges/schools that sell software to students as an extension to their own licensing
#33
I do like iworks , I don't know how it compares to this though??
#34
mrman007
I do like iworks , I don't know how it compares to this though??


They are both very good in their own way. iWork is nice and simple and elegant - it's perfect for domestic uses: school essays, posters, home accounts etc. Microsoft Office is more of a big business beast - masses of features and much more capability for a 'power user' but possibly overkill for the average home user. Hope that helps!
#35
Doesn't work got an email back from Microsoft and theyve declined me. Have retried though.
#36
Mr Skills
mrman007
I do like iworks , I don't know how it compares to this though??


They are both very good in their own way. iWork is nice and simple and elegant - it's perfect for domestic uses: school essays, posters, home accounts etc. Microsoft Office is more of a big business beast - masses of features and much more capability for a 'power user' but possibly overkill for the average home user. Hope that helps!

Thanks ;)
#37
Hi all,

Although I am still convinced that this upgrade path will work (plus you get the bonus of a fully licensed Office 2008 until release of 2011) - For a risk-free and delay-free option, and if you don't mind waiting for the release (end of October) then I've added another offer for Office 2011 pre-order for the same price from RM;

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-office-for-mac-2011-for-3/781141

Thanks

Edited By: jazlabs on Oct 19, 2010 14:17: URL FIx
#38
@jazlabs I wasn't sure whether software4students comes under a student select programme....


@RUSONJITSU Can you confirm that you tried registering the upgrade with microsoft after purchasing from software4students and it failed?
#39
jazlabs
markwigg
I have Mac:Office 2008, got it from software4students not long after it came out. TBH I wish i'd not bothered as Neo Office or Open Office do all the same things for Free!
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Guess this is a preference thing, I've personally never got on with Open Office (and I'm a software developer).

But the point here is that this is Version 2011, which includes all the new features including the ribbon, and also Outlook (which is unrivalled by any open source e-mail package). This will put Office a lot further ahead than it's open source rivals, which are just about at a level somewhere between Office 2003 and 2007 -- In my opinion as a Software Developer at least.


Fair point. Outlook is def the best mail client. On windows id choose Microsoft Office over open office almost every time, just on Mac I find that it to be not a lot different to neo office. Plus the fact I find that office to be one of the few programs to crash my mac.
But def a preference thing, just often people can be unaware of good free legal alternatives.
#40
I have to say I couldn't agree more regarding Office 2008 verses current alternatives. The main reason I'm personally opting for it is because it tends to render Office 2007/2010 documents from Windows better than any alternative, not necessarily because it provides better applications.

Office 2011 however, now brings Office for Mac up to the same quality as on Windows, but yet without losing the Mac look and feel. I think, and admittedly this is based on no research, that free alternatives will struggle to find their ground between iWork (Apple fan boys won't move away from it) and MS Office (simply because people use it at the office on Windows, and has the best compatibility).

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