Microsoft is offering the Home and Student edition of Office 2010 for Rs.2999 (3-computer license). This is available from Microsoft India Store.
Having surprised the world by giving for free the fully-functional version of Office 2010 Beta, Microsoft India is doing its part by slashing the price of the Home and Student edition from Rs.4999 to Rs.2999. The license is for a 3-computer license, effectively bringing down the price per computer to under Rs.1000. The package includes MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Of course, Outlook and Access are available only to the Business and Professional editions. But the price cut indicates that Microsoft is seriously responding to threats from Google Docs and Open Office. In fact, all Office 2010 editions also offer working with your documents online, which means, you can work on your documents either offline on your licensed system, or online on any system with an internet connection!
A word of warning: All Microsoft products since Vista have high “validation checks”. So, if you are using any pirated Microsoft product, understand that installation of this licensed product may cause your system to become unstable. Be sure – use only original Microsoft products.