Yesterday we mentioned the chance to grab free trial downloads of Microsoft Office 2010 as it hit the store shelves and now there are a couple of great academic deals out there from Microsoft.

If you meet the criteria then you can get this version of Microsoft Office 2010 for just $79.95.  This version of the Office 2010 suite includes the following programs:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Publisher
  • Access

All you have to do is meet the following conditions to take advantage of this offer:

1. .edu: Individual must possess a valid e-mail address at a U.S. educational institution which contains the domain suffix .edu; OR
Pre-Approved School List: Enrolled in a U.S. educational institution included on the pre-approved school list; OR
Submission of school enrollment: Submit verifiable school enrollment via the validation process; AND

2. Individual must be a student at a U.S. educational institution and must be actively enrolled in at least 0.5 course credit and be able to provide proof of enrollment upon request.


By the way – this page also has an offer for a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $29.99 as long as you are a licensed user of one of the following operating systems:

Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
     Business (N, K, KN) / NOTE: “N”, “K”, and “KN” are specialized editions available for certain markets
     Business Blade PC Edition
     Home Premium
     Home Basic
Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
     XP Professional
     XP Tablet PC Edition
     XP Pro N
     XP Pro Blade PC Edition
     XP Home Edition

The same eligibility rules apply for this as they do for the Office 2010 Academic version.