The list in http://www.microsoft.com/education/license/howtobuy/eligible.aspx is rather clear, I think.
I just ordered a new laptop and I plan to purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2007 to operate my small home business, but I'm getting lots of conflicting messages.
I'm shopping on ebay and finding many Microsoft Office Professional 2007 - THE ACADEMIC VERSION. Some of the conflicting things I'm hearing is that I can not use Academic for business purposes. I hear that Academic means the license will run out after 1-3 years and shut me completely out unless I buy the extn., I see some Microsoft Office Professional 2007 that are not academic, but they say "NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE". What does that mean? Some of these ebay sites say there is ABSOLUTELY NO RESTRICTIONS on the academic version. Can I buy Academic version for my business?