Today marks the release of Office 2011 for the Mac, as described in the official release notice. And in a new feature twist, the software is also available for download to BizSpark (startup program) MSDN subscribers as of this morning. Typically Mac-based software has not been made available there, so this is a pretty cool change.
It’s available to people with membership at the following programs and levels:
- VS Pro with MSDN Premium (Empower)
- VS Premium with MSDN (MPN)
- VS Pro with MSDN Premium (MPN)
- BizSpark Admin
- VS Ultimate with MSDN (VL)
- VS Premium with MSDN (VL)
- VS Premium with MSDN (Retail)
- VS Ultimate with MSDN (Retail)
- VS Ultimate with MSDN (MPN)
Why Office 2011 for the Mac?
There are a few reasons why you might be interested in Office 2011 on the Mac, but for me the number one reason is the brand new Outlook 2011. No more Entourage software, now we get the actual Outlook experience, which is enough for me to upgrade with no other changes in the suite. Add in all the other changes, and it’s a pretty slick new version.
Mac user? Are you going to get Office 2011?
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