4 year Office 365 subscription for up to 2 PCs + Panda Internet Security 2013 + 20 GB additional SkyDrive storage + 60 minutes Skype calls p/m - (student email address required) -  Microsoft.com - £59.99 (£50.99 after 15% Quidco)
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4 year Office 365 subscription for up to 2 PCs + Panda Internet Security 2013 + 20 GB additional SkyDrive storage + 60 minutes Skype calls p/m - (student email address required) - Microsoft.com - £59.99 (£50.99 after 15% Quidco)

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Found 8th May 2013
Stunning offer. Office 365 is subscription based, this is good for 4 years from date of purchase. It says a university email address is required, but all that's really needed is for your educational establishment to be enrolled in Dreamspark - this includes many colleges and schools.

Office 365 is always the newest version of Office. When Office 16 comes out, that's what you'll have access to, not stuck on Office 15. Skype minutes and SkyDrive are a great bonus.

The pack includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access.

The AV included, Panda Security 2013 has been rated quite highly on Amazon, and retails for over £25 for 1 year by itself.

Quidco at 15%, bringing the whole deal down to a ridiculously low £50.99.

EDIT: If you're voting this cold, can you please explain why?

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I can access similar features on an unlimited number of devices for nothing with Google Docs. Tying subscription to devices demonstrates how MS still don't get it.

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colmoni

I can access similar features on an unlimited number of devices for … I can access similar features on an unlimited number of devices for nothing with Google Docs. Tying subscription to devices demonstrates how MS still don't get it.



But Google Docs is pretty poor with formatting, and universities and offices pretty much run exclusively on Office. If you have time to faff about, fine, but Office is still leagues ahead with its features.

Also, Google Docs doesn't do Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook or Access. Or give you Skype minutes or additional cloud storage.
Edited by: "hammeredpizza" 8th May 2013

Even accepting that Office is superior (only reason Docs has formatting issues is because of the shocking state of Office format versions), limiting the subscription to 2 devices is a deal breaker. I'd comfortably need at least 3. Cloud storage and Skype minutes not very valuable imho.

Not really a deal as it's the standard pricing for Office 365 university. The only addition is the bundled Panda Internet Security - in reality worth @ £5 for OEM or £10.49 for retail but not a huge selling point. The SkyDrive storage and Skype minutes are standard with office 365 subscriptions. It's an alright-ish price if students really need the online office solution.

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colmoni

I can access similar features on an unlimited number of devices for … I can access similar features on an unlimited number of devices for nothing with Google Docs. Tying subscription to devices demonstrates how MS still don't get it.



Google Docs is not comparable with Office 365. It is vastly inferior and doesn't include installs of the full version of Office.

Google Docs is broadly equivalent to Microsoft Office Web Apps - also free:

blogs.office.com/b/m…spx

Except that Office Web Apps actually works and won't screw up your formatting like Google docs:

blogs.technet.com/b/w…spx

Edited by: "richto" 8th May 2013

Lol Google docs doesn't compare to office! If you'd mentioned open office, you'd have a point but it still isn't as good.

Voted cold because it's a poor deal. Imo you'd be much better off buying a second hand copy of office 2007 or 2010 and you'll have office for life on multiple PC's. Microsoft subscription is an atrocious deal for effectively very little new. The one pc one payment version (not this deal) is over £300 and you're screwed if your pc packs up and you need to re install (yes, Microsoft make you pay again!)

I'm not anti Microsoft (actually really like win just anti subscription when all you get is time limited access to a PRODUCT (not a SERVICE!)

I also recommend LibreOffice or OpenOffice for full fat local apps, which sync to Google Docs.

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silver999

Lol Google docs doesn't compare to office! If you'd mentioned open … Lol Google docs doesn't compare to office! If you'd mentioned open office, you'd have a point but it still isn't as good. Voted cold because it's a poor deal. Imo you'd be much better off buying a second hand copy of office 2007 or 2010 and you'll have office for life on multiple PC's. Microsoft subscription is an atrocious deal for effectively very little new. The one pc one payment version (not this deal) is over £300 and you're screwed if your pc packs up and you need to re install (yes, Microsoft make you pay again!) I'm not anti Microsoft (actually really like win just anti subscription when all you get is time limited access to a PRODUCT (not a SERVICE!)



You'll be glad to hear Microsoft backtracked, and are allowing you to switch the license to a different PC.

I'm voting cold as well, a student email address is required and this is a lot of money for a student to spend renting access to Office when there are perfectly good free alternatives, or you could get an older version of office that you own and can use indefinitely for less. Not a good deal for a student at all.

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nickkelly

I'm voting cold as well, a student email address is required and this is … I'm voting cold as well, a student email address is required and this is a lot of money for a student to spend renting access to Office when there are perfectly good free alternatives, or you could get an older version of office that you own and can use indefinitely for less. Not a good deal for a student at all.



Under £13 a year. That's less than drinks for a night out. Come on.

hammeredpizza

Under £13 a year. That's less than drinks for a night out. Come on.



I recon £59.99 / £50.99 is still a lot of beer money for a rental, you get nothing at the end of it and there are much cheaper options that will be just as useful for student use, and wont expire.

I'd rather spend the £13 a year on drinks than on a software rental
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