Office for Mac 2011 now available

By on October 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM.

Office for Mac 2011 now available

Microsoft announced Tuesday that its updated OS X productivity suite, Office for Mac 2011, is now available. Office for Mac consists of Microsoft’s class-leading productivity applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. For the first time, the suite also includes Microsoft Outlook, which replaces the less popular Entourage email client. Mac users have been waiting for Microsoft to replace Entourage with Outlook for years now, and this switch alone is likely worth the price of admission. And as far as pricing is concerned, Office for Mac 2011 breaks down as follows:

  • Microsoft Office for Home and Student 2011 (single license): $109.99 – $149.99
  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business (single license): $174.99 – $279.99

As is often the case, third-party retailers such as Amazon.com currently offer the best pricing on Microsoft’s new Office for Mac 2011 suite. More →

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Microsoft posts Office 2011 for Mac video teaser, tells you what you already know

By on July 29, 2010 at 2:12 AM.

Microsoft posts Office 2011 for Mac video teaser, tells you what you already know

Microsoft has posted a one and a half minute video teaser of Microsoft Office 2011 up on YouTube. The video lets you know that Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook all come with the Ribbon interface, and that Office and Messenger have been completely redesigned. If you are interested in a very high level overview of the new software hit the jump, the video is waiting for you. More →

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Office 2011 for Mac restricted to 32-bit

By on June 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM.

Office 2011 for Mac restricted to 32-bit

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Oh man, this is definitely not something we wanted to hear: Microsoft has announced on its blog that Office for Mac 2011 will only ship as a 32-bit version. Citing a need for enhanced compatibility between the Office for Windows and Office for Mac over high-power performance, Microsoft said that it would not have been possible for its team to create a 64-bit version of Office 2011″because Apple’s frameworks require us to complete the move to Cocoa before we can build a 64-bit version.” Office 2011 is not 100% Cocoa. Microsoft is downplaying the lack of 64-bit support by stating that “most users with typical or even larger-than-average document content will not notice a difference in performance” and that the only area “64-bit can make a difference is for people working with huge amounts of data.” You know, like the professionals who are champing at the bit for Office 2011 and its inclusion of Outlook.

[Via ZDNet] More →

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Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

By on April 23, 2010 at 7:59 AM.

Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

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Over the past few days we’ve been playing around the latest beta release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Many of the changes made are hard to appreciate without actually seeing the application suite in use, and for that reason alone we have assembled a massive gallery of screenshots. On the other hand, images can be meaningless without a bit of an explanation so we’ve put down a brief summary of our initial thoughts. You can check them all out after the jump. More →

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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gets undressed

By on March 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM.

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gets undressed

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We’ve just scored some of the first shots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and while they are said to be very early, you can clearly see the progress that has been made in the transition to native Cocoa applications. Outlook for Mac looks absolutely delicious, and we can’t wait to actually get our hands on it. Also included in the shots are the 2011 versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Hit the gallery for all the goodies!

Click on over to our Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gallery!

Thanks, Thomas C.!

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