and I won't be surprised if I am, but I always thought Office products came with Outlook as an option, except may be the Office for Students suite.
There isn't an Office 'Home Edition' as far as I am aware, unless that's what you mean, the Microsoft Office Home & Students edition.
Yep, reading your post again, I see that's what you mean.
Unfortunately there are no easy, (meaning cheaper), upgrades avenues for you. If you need to stay with the Outlook range and not try different options, then to get Outlook 2007 you will need to purchase it as a standalone product, eg from Microsoft, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/FX100487751033.aspx
Or maybe other retail outlets like Amazon.
I am using Office 2007 Home Edition and my old Outlook 2003, primarily because - when I bought my new PC from Dell and purchased Office 2007 Home Edition as part of my software package - I did not know that the Office 2007 Home Edition did not include Outlook 2007 (which is the main item in Office that I use for mail and my calendar).
However, I am having quite a few problems with my old version of Outlook 2003, and after many unsucessful troubleshooting and repair attempts (and reloads), I was hoping that someone could tell me if there is a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade my Office 2007 Home Edition to an edition of Office 2007 that includes Outlook 2007. The seperate version of Outlook 2007 is pretty costly, just to use the e-mail and calendar features of Office 2007.
Note - I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell XPS 431 (64-bit) system.
Thanks so much, Clarksville Joe