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[Software4students] Microsoft to end availability of student and academic staff products worldwide.

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Microsoft has recently announced world-wide changes to the availability of its products to Students and Academic Staff. With effect from 31st March 2012 the following Student/Staff editions of its products will be discontinued:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office Mac Standard 2011
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade
Microsoft Expression Studio Web Professional
This applies to both digital download and physical DVD versions of the above products.
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For all Students (Primary through to Higher Education), there will be NO discounted versions of Windows 7 upgrades (Professional or Ultimate), nor Expression Studio Web Pro.

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Never been a problem for me thumb.gif
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I will bet money on M$ putting in similar discounts for Windows 8 when it comes out.
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Meh schools provide it free anyway. At least my undergrad and graduate schools do. I got 5 copies of windows 7 pro for free and 1 copy of ultimate direct from MS for free. Not to mention server 03 08 and 08r2 and others.
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I wonder what is really driving them to do this? Aside from the obvious money, it seems like a poor move given the immense market saturation that Mac has at the student level.
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Well that kinda sucks.

Not surprising though. A plethora of those keys are sold on eBay / CL anyways, the system was beyond abused, just as MSDN and TechNet still are. I'd bet those too will be seeing an axe / stricter key limits soon too... frown.gif
    
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I will bet money on M$ putting in similar discounts for Windows 8 when it comes out.

I agree...
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As long as they keep up the MSDNAA I will be happy. I only purchased this stuff to help friends out who did not have access to it.
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End of cheap products for students frown.gif
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They're supposedly ending discounts for the most expensive and unnecessary products for students... what are you on about? A student doesn't need more than Office Home And Student or 7 Premium,
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My dad can buy discount Microsoft Office from his work, so that's not a problem. Windows, better have discount version for Windows 8.
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