Office 2011 for Mac to get SkyDrive update

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.

Source: TheNextWeb.com

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bobbba said,
I'd be a lot more happier if it was getting iCloud support...

SkyDrive kicks iCloud's ass for pretty much every non-Apple app.

"But what about all those Office fans and users for the Mac platform?"

..There isn't any, it's the worst running app on my mac. I have it installed as a necessity for work, for everything else i use iWork.

ccoltmanm said,
Really nice. I doubt we will see a version for Mac until 2014 (2013 release) so this will help boost Skydrive numbers.

It was interesting to find out that Skydrive has 60million active users each day. Nice little stat, and I see it only going higher with the nice steady rate of updates.

ccoltmanm said,
Really nice. I doubt we will see a version for Mac until 2014 (2013 release) so this will help boost Skydrive numbers.

I'm glad we don't have to wait a whole year for an update. Still waiting for the retina HiDPI support so it stops looking so fuzzy. Skydrive integration is nice, but there still isn't a reason for me to move away from Dropbox at the moment.