Microsoft Equipt is a subscription based package of Office, Communication and Security software.
It was launched in October 2008 and sold exclusively by DSGi, so available from places such as PC World with an RRP of £59.99, with each additional year of subscription to the suite costing a further £59.99.
Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing Equipt on 30th April 2009.
As a result everyone who already owns the software is eligible for a pro-rata refund from Microsoft (upto £59.99).
In addition when they post the cheque they are also including a full 3-user copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 which is for life (as opposed to while your subscription is active in the Equipt version).
Now if you already own Equipt, make sure you apply for the refund and Office 2007 at:http://www.microsoft.com/equipt/
- Just follow the link, log in and tell them your address... it's very easy!
For everybody else, if you can find a copy of Microsoft Equipt laying around in a Currys or PC World grab it!
You can still install the software, register and will instantly be eligible to request the full refund of £59.99 and a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007.
If you can find a copy anywhere else, such as Amazon or eBay... grab it! I got my father a copy for £45 on eBay which will give him £15 profit, and Office!