Mac users who rely upon Microsoft Office to grind out their living on a daily basis are always hungry for word of an update to make their experience using the invaluable suite of applications more stable, intuitive and productive. Since the release of Office for Mac 2008, glitch fixes and security updates have always been always a welcomed site. But let's face it: What Office users really want is an overhaul of the entire suite--Word, PowerPoint, Excel, our email software--everything.
According to a post made this morning the Office for Mac Blog, the much anticipated new version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite for OS X--Office for Mac 2011--is upon us, and in 2010 no less!
According to the post, Office for Mac 2011 will be made available to consumers on October 26, and will boast an overhauled user interface, faster launch speeds, and an overall improvement to application performance. For good measure, Microsoft's even offering the software with two new language options: Polish and Russian.
In August, Microsoft announced that Office for Mac 2011 would be made available at a number of price points. The Home & Student version of the suite, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Messenger 8 will set you back $119 for one license or $149 for the right to install the software on three different machines. If you're interested in picking up the Home & Business Edition, which in addition to the software included with the Home & Student version also ships with Outlook, will cost $199 for a single installation license or $279 for two installations. It's worth mentioning that if you purchased a copy of Office for Mac 2008 any time between August 2 2010 and November 30 2010, you qualify for a free upgrade to the 2011 edition of the software.
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