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MS Office Student-Microsoft Office Student Edition Version

Updated on June 16, 2016

Microsoft Office Student Edition-Are You Ready For School?

It's that time of year when students alike are considering purchasing Microsoft Office 2010 Home and student, or Microsoft Office 2008 MAC Home and Student version. Whether you are in grade school, high school or college or just working from home, this software gives back what Vista took away.

I used to use the home version, found a student version I liked better and then found the home and student version that works for my need for a more advanced set of templates, plus the features I need for our personal budget and tracking information.

We use it religiously on all our computers to stay compatible - not just in our own environment, but with the world. And, since we are getting MAC computers this year, we are anxious that the Microsoft Office MAC Student Version works as well as the PC version does.

It seems that students across the globe are using this software and when we contract work, we are able to convert any documents simply and send them across the internet. It lets us convert to earlier versions if we need to and in our fast-paced business, that is a huge asset.

We get to worry less about whether our instructions are readable to the people we send them to (sometimes overseas) and worry more about the important stuff we need to focus and concentrate our energy on.

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MS Office Student - For MAC's Too!

One really helpful feature that we will use to make our decision when we get our MAC is the opportunity to try the program for free.

It is important to stick with the latest versions of these software programs so that you are not left out in the cold if the online support systems decide to stop supporting older versions.

For instance in mid July Microsoft ended its support of the Windows 2000 Professional/Windows XP Service Pak 2, Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM), and Windows Server (2000). Don't even get me started on Vista! They stopped the support for reasons that technology moves so fast that they need to meet the demands of the marketplace in an ever-changing environment that requires tightening security and meeting current needs for expediency and for stricter security features.

So, if you want to avoid the security risk of having no security patches and no problem resolution available to you then you will upgrade your system.

Students are becoming more and more like telecommuter employees these days. MS Office Student lets them make revisions to papers and presentations on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote 2010 from most anywhere.

We are noticing that the simplicity and improvements made in the newest programs incorporate the use of fewer clicks - A real time saver for those students and business owners who stay up until the last dog comes home to write papers.

You'll work better with programs that work better together and applications that complement each other - For instance we can use our phone to access our computer and that is simply the best way for us to get what we need when we need it without making each other crazy from interruptions of each other's time and energy.

Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition

I used to think that our Microsoft Office 2007 version was just fine, because we use a lot of templates. The new version has even more templates and resources for the reports reports, and presentations we have to make.

I once created a presentation using a small version of farm help in a wine field.  What I needed was a presentation of farmers baling hay.  Because the template visual was so unclear and small and I was in a hurry, I thought it was a picture of farmers baling hay. So I quickly made up 20 copies for each member at the meeting, handed it out and as I was handing it out I noticed my egregious mistake. Needless to say, I had 'wine' all over my face and I didn't get the opportunity to finish and I certainly didn't get the contract.

Like an amazing friend once told me, "I am running as fast as I can to get nowhere as quickly as possible."

I don't feel like I'm running anymore with our upcoming upgrades of Microsoft Office 2010 home & student version. And I really can't wait to load my files onto a new MAC with a Microsoft Office for MAC.

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      mwatkins 7 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      hi billyaustindillon - So glad to see you! Glad to hear that you didn't get stuck with a Vista catastrophe - I wasn't so lucky! This will be our second MAC, so I am looking forward to it!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Nice review of MS Office Student Edition - good to see it is for a Mac as well. I never went the Vista route after hearing so much negative on it - still with XP and have a Mac also.

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      mwatkins 7 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      Thanks for stopping by kowality! It could be most people I know ;-) We'll have to swap stories once we both get our MAC's! My accounting software took a beating with VISTA so I was upset about it until MS 2010 came out!

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      kowality 7 years ago from Everywhere

      LOL - That top pic could be me! I am also getting a MAC at end of year and using the MS Software 2010 home and student myself. I avoided VISTA because it crashed too many programs for me. This one promises to work much better!