To help in the hunt for the best productive tech-gear, here are some great Microsoft software offers and promotions for students currently available:

Windows 7 Professional upgrade at $29.99 — This is a great discount when considering that the suggested price is $199.99. If you are not sure this is the right version of Windows you need, you can compare all Windows 7 versions in this Microsoft page. Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010 at $99.95 — With Academic 2010 you get: Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, Access 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, and Publisher 2010. This is everything you need and more to shine in the classroom! XBOX360 offers –As much as learning is important, not everything has to be about books. Up your game for less when you shop XBOX LIVE accessories at special savings only for students. To find even more special offers at the Microsoft Store, back to school section.

What about buying a new laptop and scoring a FREE, no strings attached, XBOX 360 on the process? Sounds like a sweet deal, right? Well, Microsoft is offering just that for college students. What you need to do is visit this Microsoft page and submit your .edu email address to obtain a promo code, then you need to purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC priced $699 or higher, and you will get a free XBOX 360. Check the site for complete details!

DISCLAIMER: Prices may change! Prices are in US dollar and these offers and promotions may not be available on every country. For those students that are looking to have a career in technology, working on application, web programming or administrating networks, Microsoft also has a program called DreamSpark where student can download and use a wide variety of Microsoft software Free of charge like, for example, Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, and the list goes on. Don’t jnow how to sign up to DreamSpark? No problem, I got you covered, check out this article. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.