Microsoft announces 40% reduction in Office price to combat piracy in Kenyan

Microsoft East Africa announced a 40 percent reduction in cost of its home and student office suite amid complaints of rampant software piracy in the Kenya. “This special offer for Africa will enable more tools that will help them work more productively and accomplish more in developing presentations,” said Ian Joule, Microsoft channel manager for […]

Microsoft East Africa announced a 40 percent reduction in cost of its home and student office suite amid complaints of rampant software piracy in the Kenya.

“This special offer for Africa will enable more tools that will help them work more productively and accomplish more in developing presentations,” said Ian Joule, Microsoft channel manager for East and Central Africa.

Microsoft reduced the price from 11,700 Kenya shillings (US$177.47) to 6,300 shillings. The price is only applicable to Africa and other emerging markets. The suite includes Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and Microsoft Office One Note 2007, among other features.

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