It is important to note my last post for Microsoft’s Technology Guarantee that is running right now because there are some special pricing that you can take advantage before September 2010 if you are so inclined to.
The current product offering for the Technology Guarantee works this way:
|Eligibility: Customers who buy qualifying Office 2007 products between March 5, 2010 and
September 30, 2010.
|License Types: Full Package Product (FPP), DOEM/OEM, and High Volume Services (HVS) Licenses
Note: Volume Licensing does not apply.
|Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007||Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010|
|Microsoft Office Basic 2007||Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010|
|Microsoft Office Small Business 2007||Microsoft Office Professional 2010|
|Microsoft Office Professional 2007||Microsoft Office Professional 2010|
|Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007||Microsoft Office Professional 2010|
Customer downloads Office 2010 free at www.office.com/techg when Office 2010 is available, or orders a DVD for a fee. Customer must redeem the upgrade by October 31,2010
|See full list of office 2007 qualifying products at www.office.com/techg|
Now I said that there is a sweet point in purchasing right now. If you purchase MS Office Small Business Edition 2007 with your system build for $279, you will be qualified to download the Office Professional 2010 for free, a savings of $100 per license.
There are 3 groups of Office that you can choose from.
|PKC||Product Key Card- All three packages are part of the proload on their computer, new PC's only license cannot be moved from originally licensed machine. There is no media available on this device.|
|FPP||Full Product Packaging - license can be applied to PKC, Can be moved from machine to machine, Mobile License Rights (can be loaded on dtp and nbk) -|
|VL & SA||Volume Licensing and Volume Lic + Software Assurance - Downgrade rights, unlimited move between machines, all the rights of FPP, Upgrade rights if you purchase SA - Volume Licensing is available in three flavors, Open, Select and Enterprise.|
|Office 2010 Versions||PKC-OEM||FPP||What is in the product?|
|Home and Student||$119.99||$149.99||Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote|
|Home and Business||$199.99||$279.99||Same plus Outlook|
|Professional||$349.99||$499.99||Same plus Outlook, Publisher and Access|