Microsoft back to school software offers and promotions for students

Microsoft back to school software offers and promotions

It is almost time to go back to school once again and whether you’re a parent getting your child ready to start school, or a college student getting ready for the first day on campus, there is a good chance that you have been already looking for the right wears and the best tools that are going to help throughout the year.

To help in the hunt for the best productive tech-gear, here are some great Microsoft software offers and promotions for students currently available:

  • Windows 7 Professional upgrade at $29.99 — This is a great discount when considering that the suggested price is $199.99. If you are not sure this is the right version of Windows you need, you can compare all Windows 7 versions in this Microsoft page.
  • Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010 at $99.95 — With Academic 2010 you get: Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, Access 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, and Publisher 2010. This is everything you need and more to shine in the classroom!
  • XBOX360 offers –As much as learning is important, not everything has to be about books. Up your game for less when you shop XBOX LIVE accessories at special savings only for students.
  • To find even more special offers at the Microsoft Store, back to school section.
Note: These student-only discounts requires verification of student status prior to purchase. Limit one (1) copy of the item per 12-month period.

What about buying a new laptop and scoring a FREE, no strings attached, XBOX 360 on the process? Sounds like a sweet deal, right? Well, Microsoft is offering just that for college students. What you need to do is visit this Microsoft page and submit your .edu email address to obtain a promo code, then you need to purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC priced $699 or higher, and you will get a free XBOX 360. Check the site for complete details!

DISCLAIMER: Prices may change! Prices are in US dollar and these offers and promotions may not be available on every country.

For those students that are looking to have a career in technology, working on application, web programming or administrating networks, Microsoft also has a program called DreamSpark where student can download and use a wide variety of Microsoft software Free of charge like, for example, Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, and the list goes on.

Don’t jnow how to sign up to DreamSpark? No problem, I got you covered, check out this article.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and