Wowwie Pzowie - I've just learned that Microsoft is offering their Office Standard 2007 Military Appreciation Edition for the discounted price of $49.99. I've looked through the offer and it seems to be the regular Office Standard 2007, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. The regular price is $399.95, though it can regularly be found at a discounted price of around $320.00 at various retailers online and in-store.
Keep in mind, there are word processing and spreadsheet programs available for free, including both web-based and downloadable versions. If you don't need to have the Microsoft products, and you're comfortable with more alternative type software, check out this list by Paul Michael. I've read good reviews about the free, downloadable OpenOffice program. However, if you click on that link, you'll see that it's got more thumbs down than thumbs up.
If you think that you are more comfortable with a Microsoft product, or you need to have things in certain formats for work or school, this might be just the deal for you. Click here to go to Microsoft and see the offer.
I always appreciate military discounts. Even though I know that Microsoft is just trying to drum up more business, I still say "Thank you!"