Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Office University 2010
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Works but not fun to install
2 July 2013
Pros: You get a full suite of all the office products you need
Cons: You have to provide them with your student email to get the key. which would be fine if it worked. I had to call Microsoft and wait on hold for 2 hours just to get the key because their web page will not take emails with periods in the name (like firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pros: Least expensive way to get Office Pro. AND, MS is going to update the 2010 version FREE to the upcoming 2013 version.
Cons: Install was a bear onto Windows 8 Pro. Cryptic error codes and long queues to customer service for help. I eventually did a Windows 8 re-install with saved settings to get the Office install to work.
Pros: At risk of outing some grand scheme, my copy installed as Office Professional 2010. I did not need to provide a .edu address. I had to use a PIN to get the product key but I imagine that's how Microsoft does their Office activations nowadays and not just for University editions. I installed off t...
Cons: It's Office. There are no cons. Maybe that it still costs money in a world where you can get other office suites free but there's no arguing with the gold-standard of Microsoft Office, especially at this price if you're eligible.
Summary: This license requires authorization through the use of a verifiable university/college email address to activate
Pros: This is the right version since it has the full suite for the lowest price if you qualify for the college level student license. We sent the install disk with our daughter when she went to school and she installed it and has had no issues at all.
Summary: In one case, the microsoft "verification engine" said that my email address was not a valid (University of Texas, utexas.edu) email address. In the second case, My mom's institution (culinary institute, atlanta.chefs.edu) was not even listed as a qualified institution.
Pros: Great deal - if you can verify eligilibity
Cons: Microsoft did not verify through normal process, I had to call sales support
Summary: Complaining about this product would serve no purpose. You either need it or you don't. I needed it for college and this is the cheapest I have been able to get it. Considering how many copies of this program I have actually purchased prior to this one, I regret not buying this in my freshman year...
Pros: Full Office 2010 suite for nearly half the price! Tons of uses for the software. Recognized as a standard by most everyone. Can be updated and added-to so it will be usable for at least another year. No guilt from using illegal software. You might even be able to meet people of the opposite gende...
Cons: Requires a student/faculty email address for activation, so you would need to actually be a student to use it.