Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 available this holiday season

Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows has already RTM (Release to Manufacturer) and is available on TechNet and MSDN, available in retail in June, but Office for Mac 2011 will be in stores this holiday season, according to the Office team's tweet.

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Office for Mac won't come with all the components that come with what Office Professional Plus for Windows has to offer, but will support Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

This will be the first time Outlook will be available on the Mac, offering similar functionality and appearance, including a Mac inspired theme ribbon, offering users the same experience as Outlook 2010 for Windows.

Office for Mac 2011 will also allow for multiple document editing, so users can edit the same document at the same time, without getting a lockout notice.  Office for Mac will include document sharing with other Mac and Windows office users, through SharePoint, SkyDrive and web apps.

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PsykX said,
Later than I thought, but they really have a bunch of bugs to fix and graphics to do. They better deliver a stable product (more stable than the Windows version if possible? The last thing I'd say about Office 2007 and 2010 is "it's stable").

By the way, I've tried it. So far so good. Me likes!

Sounds like you seem to know what you're talking about. Office 2007 and 2010 have been insanely buggy, right? Or not, the Windows version is fine - I've not had problems with 2007 nor the 2010 beta. Please don't spout rubbish next time.

Anyway, nice to see the ribbon reaching Mac!

spengbab said,

Sounds like you seem to know what you're talking about. Office 2007 and 2010 have been insanely buggy, right? Or not, the Windows version is fine - I've not had problems with 2007 nor the 2010 beta. Please don't spout rubbish next time.

Anyway, nice to see the ribbon reaching Mac!


Yep, I know what I'm talking about, because I've seen it crashed often and I've used pretty much every function built in Word. You must use the basic functions. Text styles + Bold, Italic, and Underline.

When you're using advanced functions like mathematical equations, SmartArts, Quickparts, etc. good luck. There's also a lot of graphical glitches.

So yeah, Word is pretty buggy on all the systems that I've tried. Especially here, because it's where I'm working the most on Word and it's where I produce the most advanced documents.

PsykX said,

Yep, I know what I'm talking about, because I've seen it crashed often and I've used pretty much every function built in Word. You must use the basic functions. Text styles + Bold, Italic, and Underline.

When you're using advanced functions like mathematical equations, SmartArts, Quickparts, etc. good luck. There's also a lot of graphical glitches.

So yeah, Word is pretty buggy on all the systems that I've tried. Especially here, because it's where I'm working the most on Word and it's where I produce the most advanced documents.

Well send FEEDBACK. MS can't find every bug you know?

spengbab said,
I've not had problems with 2007 nor the 2010 beta. Please don't spout rubbish next time.

Different people, different experiences... Just because you don't have any problems with they features you are using on your setup, doesn't mean the same thing applies to others...

This is not the first time Outlook will be available for the Mac. Outlook was available back in the good old OS 9 days. Classic anyone?

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