Microsoft wants to make upgrading to the latest desktop operating system and office productivity suite as appealing as possible. That is why it implemented a promotion offering both for half off the suggested retail price of both through June 30, 2010 for Microsoft Open Value Subscription customers.
To be eligible, customers must be part of Microsoft’s Open Value Subscription (OVS) program and currently running one of the listed prior versions of those products. The original program–which expires June 30, 2010–included customers migrating from Windows Vista and Office 2003. Microsoft has now expanded the scope of the promotion to include customers upgrading from Windows XP and Office XP as well.
If you are a Microsoft OVS customer, now is a good time to start talking with your Microsoft rep about upgrading. Upgrading to Office 2007 for half-off will also include the Software Assurance plan so you can upgrade to Office 2010 for free once it becomes available.