Microsoft confirms October release date for Office for Mac 2011

Tue 3rd of August 2010, filed under Internet News

Office for Mac 2011 coming soon

Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac 2011 will be launched at the end of October.

The latest edition of the long-running software suite will be made available in three versions. Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 will be priced at $119 (£75), while Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 will cost $199. Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011? a special edition for higher education students, staff and institutions? will be sold for $99.

100 countries and 13 languages

Microsoft's software package will be simultaneously rolled out in more than 100 countries worldwide although the final list will not be confirmed until late October. Two more languages have been added this time round, namely Polish and Russian. This brings the total number of languages supported by Microsoft Office to 13.

Eric Wilfrid, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft, said: "We develop Office for Mac to give you the tools to create great-looking and compatible documents? with options to pick the right edition for your Mac needs. More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that work great on the Mac."

In related news, Microsoft has just issued what it describes as a "critical" security update for Windows. The patch is designed to fix a flaw that allowed hackers to access a computer via malicious desktop shortcuts.

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