Office for Mac 2011 gets an October release date

Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac 2011 will be released in October 2010 in more than 100 countries globally. At release, there will be two editions available: Office for Mac Home Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. Starting today, if you buy Office for Mac 2008, you will eligible for a free upgrade when Office for mac 2011 is released.

Purchasing the Home and student edition ($119) will give you access to Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. You can buy a family pack of licenses for $149, giving you three licenses for extra Macs. The Home and Business edition ($199) will also include Outlook for Mac, and will be available in a two license pack for $279.

The Office for Mac 2011 beta has been generally well received, especially with Outlook for Mac, macros in Excel and the overall implementation of the Office ribbon this time around. Other features include multiple document editing and document sharing through SharePoint, SkyDrive and other related document management systems. 

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So I have to pay $80 more (or whatever it will convert to in proper money, probably £300 more) for Outlook... Riiiight...

EDIT: just seen they'll have an academic version available. Hope it comes out here.

what said,

EDIT: just seen they'll have an academic version available. Hope it comes out here.

Are you a Student?

WA7ER said,
Are you a Student?

Yes. And I technically have four student email addresses so I spot a business opportunity here.

what said,

Yes. And I technically have four student email addresses so I spot a business opportunity here.

Microsoft will only sell you one copy per email address, so you'd better get your friends enrolled somewhere if you want to make this fabulously expensive so-not-worth-it business opportunity work.

I love the new Office, especially Outlook. If only Google Apps Standard supported Outlook with Calendar & Contacts

Well,in recent years the most terrible product inside Office for Mac is definitely Messenger for Mac.
Even do an iphone WLM app look so much better!
Put a shame on those developer who responsible Messenger for Mac.