Getting started? It’s Easy as 1,2,3
There are three simple ways to get started with the world’s most popular business software. Find special offers and deals from the Microsoft Store, and also from online retailers selling either the software alone or pre-installed on a new PC.
1. Buy from the Microsoft store
Windows 8 is reimagined to support different working styles. It’s more intuitive so you can find what you need faster and easier. Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 fundamentals like speed, reliability and security.
Create and communicate faster with time-saving features and a clean, modern look across all your programs. Plus, save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive to access virtually anywhere.
Microsoft Visio 2013 makes it easy for you to visualise, explore, and communicate complex information. The new version of Visio has features designed to make it easier to create professional diagrams.
Project 2013 helps you easily plan projects and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere. Stay organised and keep your projects with other Microsoft applications and cloud services.
2. Compare prices and special offers from retailers
BT Business Direct
Part of the BT Group, BT Business Direct Ltd is a one-stop-shop for computing, networking and ICT support requirements.View latest offers
Insight offers competitively priced computers, hardware and software, plus services ranging from basic configuration to advanced design implementation. View latest offers
Equanet offers a range of computing and technology products at competitive prices, and provides technology-based services and solutions to UK businesses.View latest offers
Bechtle provides over 44,000 IT hardware and software products to businesses and public sector organisations – both through its website and local sales offices.View latest offers
Grey Matter specialises in providing software and licensing management for organisations of all sizes seeking solutions to their business requirements.View latest offers
3. Pre-installed on a new PC
If you’re buying a new PC or laptop, many devices come with Microsoft software pre-installed. Here’s a selection of manufacturers that can help:
Acer's product range includes PC notebooks and desktops, and solutions for business.
Visit Dell for Laptops, Netbooks, Tablet PCs, Desktops for all of your business needs.
Discover how HP's computers and devices keep you connected and productive while on the go.
Sony VAIO laptops or notebook PCs are perfect for complete mobile office solution.