I've mentioned this in an other post previoulsy, though after receiving my shiny new suite I thought it deserved it's very own.
Right, assuming that your workplace use Microsoft office on a group/enterprise licence, it's highly likely that they also sign upto sofware assurnace through MS. If this is the case, your employer has the option, at no extra cost to activate a couple of benefits packages to be made availabe to employees. One of the benefits being the HUP (Home User Programme).
The HUP is the programme i used to order my copy it arrived 5 days later. I ordered the aformentioned suite, though did notice that they had Visio etc amongst others. I do use visio, though at present it has no value for me at home.
One of the other programmes is the EPP (Employee Purchase Programme) This gives considerable discount on microsoft products i.e. Mice, Webcams.....XBOX games!!! I've asked in work about this benefit being activated. In short they will look into. Though it's unlikley. Employees using new software at home is a bonus, me phoning in sick because COD4 has me hooked is a different matter!
So go ask see what's waiting to be enabled and put on offer!
PS I got the 17.92 back in expenses! Oh and they do have the Mac versions!