The flurry of Office 2013 announcements from Microsoft on Monday concentrated on the Windows 7 and Windows 8 version of the office software suite. As we reported, Office 2013 won't be supported for Windows XP or Windows Vista. But what about all those Office fans and users for the Mac platform?
In a statement by Microsoft sent to TheNextWeb, the company says:
When the new Office launches, we’ll deliver an update to Office for Mac 2011. With this update, Office for Mac licenses can count as part of your Office 365 Home Premium subscription. You will also be able to use SkyDrive and/or Office 365 to save and access all your documents from your Mac. Note that we’ve not announced any branding for future versions of Office for Mac.
While that's not likely the answer that Mac users of Office were looking for, it's good that Microsoft isn't totally forgetting Mac users and will be adding some features in their version of Office 2011 that will be included in Office 2013 for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's likely that Office 2013 will be made available for Mac owners a number of months after the Windows versions are launched.