We've made a few changes to the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95), all of which are good news. Here's what we've done:
Added the Backup DVD option to the ordering optionsTo be honest, we have been trying to put this here ever since launch, but some technical glitches stopped us. It's now there, so students can order media at the same time as ordering the licence. This is handy if they don't want to use the download service, or they want a backup.
Added email verification BEFORE entering the purchasing process
We've been getting hundreds of students who have incorrectly entered their email address during the purchase process, which means they haven't received their licence key after purchase. It's tricky for us to resolve these individual problems quickly, and also inconvenient for students. So now, before you get to the online shop process, you have to provide your student email address (ending in .ac.uk) and then get an email confirmation and website login. This way, if you put in the incorrect email address, you won't get your website login - you'll have to go back and enter it again correctly.
Even more reasons to tell your students about the Ultimate Steal
Thanks for the update, good to see the dvd option is now there :)
I have one more request though, would it be possible to find out how the 'Back-up DVD' is provided? What i mean to say is, if its just burned on a DVD-R or such like, then obviously we could do that ourselves for substantially less than £9....but if its more professionally done then may be worth paying the extra 25% for. Thanks :)
What you'll receive is a normal Microsoft software disk - not something just burned for you!
You could obviously just burn the download onto a DVD for backup, so that you've always got a copy, but for many people it's just more convenient to order a DVD copy.
This is also useful for those who don't want to use the download, but prefer a DVD install.
However, with the postal strikes, it may take longer than normal for the DVDs to arrive.
Is this offer limited to one computer? i have three computers and would like it installed on them all if possible
The Academic licences permit you to install on your main computer, and an associated personal mobile computer (ie laptop) only. That would only give you two installs, assuming one of your devices is a laptop. You can only buy one Office Ultimate under the Ultimate Steal deal.
If you want three copies, then you may be better going into a shop and buying Office Home & Student (which isn't the same as the Ultimate version, because it doesn't contain things like Groove & Outlook). That is licensed for up to 3 computers in one home - but it does cost more.
Hi, I have exactly that: one laptop and one PC, just a quick question, does it matter on which computer the program is downloaded onto first- and do I need to make sure that the computers are 'associated' in some way, could you explain what you mean by 'associated personal mobile computer'? or is it just that the licence allows two installs?
No, it doesn't matter which one you download to. And the reference to 'associated' is just a shorthand way of saying it's also yours - rather than installing it on your PC, and then lending it to a friend to install it on their laptop.
I have the activation key now what? what steps do I follow now?
Does anybody know if this software is still legal once I have graduated or do I have to buy a new version?
"miss?" - assuming you've downloaded the software too, you just install it, and it will ask you for your licence key during that.
The perpetual licence you receive is valid once you leave education too - so you definitely don't have to buy a new one!
Hi, I'm thinking about getting this but just wondered...I have 2 laptops that I use within the same household, both are mine. Would I be able to install on both as these? (or does it have to be one laptop and one desktop)
Also if I purchase a new computer and already have 2 installs on old machines, can I just delete one install of an old machine and install it on the new one? (at no time having more than 2 installs!)
Sorry for the delay in responding. To answer your questions:
1) Yes – the licence agreement allows you to install this version of Office on a main device, and then install a copy on a second portable device. So if one your laptops is the one you primarily use at home, and the other is more for portable use, it will be fine to install copies on both.
2) Yes again – you can reassign a licence to a different device any number of times, but not more than once every 90 days.
I hope that clarifies things.
Okay so if I have a lap top that I bring to school but a desktop at home then I will be able to install it on both computers? Even if the desktop is under my Dad's name? (the one I use at home though) Also, will it work under all of the user names on the desktop? or just one?
Not often I can say "Yes" and "Yes" and "Yes" to three questions in a row...but today I can!
if i am to order a disc (what is the price for this by the way) am i still able to use the download option aswell so as i can use the software before the disc arrives.