Microsoft cheap Software at the price of US $3

SEATTLE - Microsoft have ambition to reachs two billions computer user by the end of 2015. One of its way by providing software packages at the price of 3 dollar US. This cheap package will be distributed through education subsidy program.

Package which called Student Innovation Suite consisted of Windows XP Starter Edition, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Math 30, Learning Essentials 2.0 for Microsoft Office and Windows Live Mail desktop. The package is not sold in the free market but can be bought by developing country which had computer sale subsidy program for student or middle and elementary schools.

This big discount is part of Partners Indium Learning (PIL) program which go on during 5 year. Microsoft is allocated US $ 250 million for program with aim to assist the teachers and educator exploits information technology in the school activity.

Supply of cheap software and training to all teachers is only one of Microsoft strategy to promote technological using and computer overspreads in developing countries. "Unlimited Potential" strategy which targeted by Microsoft also done with work training program and computer supply.

In consequence, besides the cheap software, Microsoft plans to opens 90 new Innovation Center in 35 countries to the end of 2009. Now, Microsoft has built 110 Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in over the world which providing training class and technology access for academician user and local software community developer. MIC is expected able to increase the ability of information technology practitioners, pushs creation of product, and new employment.