dealsmicrosoft office professional plus 2010 for…

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Another dumb non-techie question: Is this a real program you load onto your computer, or one that lives "in the cloud"? I tried a sample of the cloud version of MS Office 2010 but it wasn't too useful since I don't always have internet access.

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@moondrake: Yes, it should be the full version.

For a breakdown of what is included and comparison to the others, see the link below:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/office-2010-which-suite-is-right-for-you-FX101825640.aspx

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Did not work for my work email. I was hopeful!

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woo! worked for my old school email address!

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Did not work for me...
It's a great deal if you can get it.

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Didn't work with my business email address :(

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Thanks just tried to do this through my work yesterday but they said they were out of supplies. Got it and now i'm good to go.

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@sgrman05: Thanks! They sent me the key thingie so I will attempt to make use of it on one of my home computers over the weekend. I am guessing that what they are doing is checking to see if the business you work for has any business licenses with them, and if so then you get a home version. My business has a crapload of licenses for Office 2003 and 2007. I don;t know of anyone that's got 2010, but maybe some of the IT folks are pretesting it for possible implementation in ten or twelve years when everyone else on the planet is on to the next hing. That's how it usually works around here. I still have WinXP and Office 2003 on my work computer. I like XP just fine, but having the old version of Office sometimes gives me compatibility problems working with other business entities.

Wow, this is a $349 program?

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Whats everyones opinion on purchasing the backup DVD for $13? Is it worth having a back-up or if my comp crashes can I just reload office pro with the same serial that they give me?

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Got myself a couple copies thanks to a shared email account. I've bought this before when my company advertised it for our email accounts. (Back then we could get three per account) Great deal.

The backup DVD isn't really needed since there is a link back to the download and the key should be good forever.

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@aphenson: Not worth it. You can just download the setup files at the end of the transaction so you can install it using those files and the serial it gives you. As long as you have those files, you should be able to install it again.

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Woo-hoo!
Worked for my work email, then I checked my college email and that worked too! Btw- this deal also seems to have the option of Vizio and Project too, each for 9.95. Plus you can also get the Mac version (2011) and a backup DVD for additional $13.00.

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My work place provides the same but @ 7.95 instead of 9.95. Same page just about except different price.

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Works for me... one happy customer!

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Just got it using my school email address.
Such a great deal! I've been using OpenOffice and the trial version of Word since I got my new computer, and I've seriously missed many of the options on the full version. Thanks for the find!

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This is probablly harvesting every email address entered. Caveat scriptor.

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Just wondering- does anyone know how many computers I can use this on? I have a desktop and a laptop computer, and I frequently use both. So will I have to buy two copies or will the Product Key work for both? I know with older versions you could use the key for 3 computers, is that the same here? I couldn't seem to find any info on this and I concluded it would probably just be easier to ask everyone here. Thanks for the help in advance.

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Worked for my college email! Thanks Michigan Tech!

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@kd1357

I was wondering this myself, and poked around and found this:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-office_install/how-many-computers-can-i-use-with-my-hup-office/8838823b-8db6-435d-bf00-0ef7464a276b

...according to which, only 1 computer :( I'm not sure how much this is enforced (i.e. if it actually won't let you install on another, or just says that), but I'm fairly certain it's the legal limit.

My personal hope is that there will be a HUP program for Offiice 2013 when it comes out and I'll be able to get that, too :)

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@jupiterssj4 You don't need to put in a program code. Just type in your email address and it will check to see based on your @ domain if you're eligible.

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@bucketachicken: It states "A Retail license of Office 2010 only allows you to install it on 1 PC and on 1 mobile device (laptop/netbook/tablet) of the main user of that PC."
So with that wording I think it may work in my situation, with my desktop being my "PC" and my laptop being my "mobile device"... hmm... I'll have to try it later tonight.
Thanks for finding that!

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@kd1357: Ok, apparently I'm blind. You are correct :)

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@dudeyzerman: My Michigan Tech email worked, too

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Didn't work for my business email either. :(

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I did not think it would work for my work address, we are an Open Office shop.

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So Sad... It no work for me...

The E-mail address is to confirm that the Domain participates in the program...

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If you are from Brazil, and have an ig.com.br account, you can get this offer :)

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It says I'm eligible.. but I have 4 PC in my home. It appears the license is only good for one copy. Is that correct? Guess I can load it on the fastest one and remote desktop to it... Or will it run from a network drive? Sorry for the dopey questions.... (I've been using free copy of open office on each PC)

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@bucketachicken: That's not accurate. You can install it on TWO computers (one being a "mobile" one, say, a notebook). It will allow you to install, and activate. They send non-personal, hardware data to the activation server and it would check in future re-installs.

Even if activation fails in the future, it's just one phonecall away from getting it re-installed. It's no issue at all. MS has really good service. I've never had any problem.

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School email didn't work, but my work did. Hooray.

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Do you, or did you serve your country, and have a .mil email address? Thank you for your service, and oh btw the .mil address should qualify the purchase. Mine did, and I retired nine years ago.

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OK guys, I just got it confirmed. It will at least work on both a laptop and a desktop with the single code. I finally got it downloaded and installed on both computers, activated the code with each, and can open, manipulate, and save documents.

Methinks that's pretty good confirmation!

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if you have a ge.com email addy it'll work.

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Darn, neither my hotmail.com or gmail.com addresses worked... :(

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They offered this last year where I work. Didn't do it, as you are restricted (severely) to the # of machines you can put it on (1 or at most, 2) per license/email. Since I have 4 PC's and 4 laptops... why bother? I'm going strong with my 2003 version (thank-you for compatibility options) installed on all my equipment and all the members of my family too...

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Yay, my university e-mail worked too... super awesome, considering the academic "discount" for it was $100 last time I checked. :)

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It's not a special deal they offer at just certain times of the year, at least not with my company. I got it a few months ago.

If your company has the target support contract with Microsoft, then you can take part in the deal. They used to offer some applications, too, but now it's just Office.

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This is a good deal, but the HUP has actually been around for years. I've been taking advantage of it for at least six years.

Its part of the license agreement when a company purchases certain types of software licenses from Microsoft. It used to be called Enterprise licensing but MS may have changed the terminology. (I've been out of the IT game for a few years now)

If you use MS Office at work and you work for a fairly large company, you probably qualify. You can always ask you "friendly IT guy" if they are enrolled.

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I was able to add Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 for $9.95 each at check out ...sweet!

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The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) is intended for employees of companies that buy a minimum number of licenses under the Microsoft Software Assurance Program. The thought behind it is that if employees are upgraded to new versions of software there is a period of time in which productivity falls while the employees are learning it; but if they have it on their home computers they can use it on their own time and get used to it more quickly. So, they're allowed to buy it at a HUGE savings. You're allowed to install it on two machines as has been noted earlier. The two machines are to be used by the same person - such as a desktop computer and a laptop or ultrabook. The software is NOT to be in use on both machines at the same time. So you cannot install it on your machine and your significant other's machine.

ALSO, and this is a big one, you are licensed to use it only as long as your employer's agreement with Microsoft is in effect, and only as long as you are employed by that company!!

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@willbroe: You are supposed to use your company or business email address. "Generic" emails like yahoo or gmail or hotmail will not work.

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You also have to be able to log into that e-mail address that you used in order to qualify -- because they send a code to that e-mail address that you are going to need.

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Hi, I work for a public school system in Texas. My work email address does not work. Any ideas...

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Mine worked a couple months back when I found out about this through my company. Great deal! You can get Visio also for another $9.95!

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Shame, unemployed (disabled) and not at school, Id like to be able to keep my skills up to date, but cant afford the full version and dont have a valid (non generic) email to get this.
Congrats to the people who have got this deal.

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@piotrt02: @dudeyzerman: Small world, eh? Tried mine before I saw your comments. Don't need it so much but curious to see if work address qualified.