About time. Yesterday Microsoft made available Office for Mac 2011 after months of speculation. The Office suite follow the Windows version update released this past summer for pc consumers. Much of the features contained in this version is said to help users to familiarize as the PC and Mac versions come close in functionality.
There are actually mix reviews about this version on wether is a step forward or backwards. We will let you know what's new and a review will follow shortly in a separate post.
This update comes in two versions; Home and Student, and Home and Business. The Home and Student version includes Word, Excel and Power Point while the Home and Business includes Outlook too. What features are packed in Office for Mac 2011?
- Be on the same page with Office for Mac and Office for Windows, including new features in Office 2010
Office for Mac 2011 contains the familiar commands, formats, and interfaces you already know, so you can start working right away. It’s never been easier to switch from Mac to PC and back again, wherever and however you need to work.
- Microsoft Outlook for Mac is the all-in-one application for e-mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks. (This replaces Entourage
- Windows Live SkyDrive lets you store and edit your documents and presentations online, for free.
- Coauthor documents in real time or add audio and video to chats—Office for Mac 2011 gives you better ways to work together.
- The Office for Mac ribbon and toolbar put commonly used commands at your fingertips.
- Easily correct and edit photos in just a few clicks.
- Full screen view.
- PowerPoint for Mac 2011 gives you the ability to present to multiple people remotely, improving communication and reducing travel costs.
The Home and Student version is tagged at $149.99 while Home and Business version, which includes Outlook sits at $279.95. A review will follow shortly.