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Office 2011 for Mac Available This October

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Microsoft announced a launch window and pricing for the Office 2011 suite for Mac. It will be available in 100 countries at the end of October this year. Office 2011 for Mac will come in two versions – Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. It is geared to more closely coincide with the Windows versions of the software.

The Home and Student version will start at $119 or a three-license family pack at $149. The suite includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. The Home and Business version starts at $199, with a multi-pack option for $279. This suite includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac. A Home and Student license can be upgraded to Home and Business through an online upgrade option.

A special edition has been created for academic use. Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 will be available for $99 at authorized academic stores. This suite includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac. It was designed for higher education students, staff and faculty, and includes a single installation.

Microsoft also announced upgrade options for Office 2008 purchases made from now until the launch date. If you purchase Office 2008 for Mac between August 1 and November 30, 2010 at Microsoft or an authorized reseller, you may upgrade to 2011 for no additional cost. You need to register at www.microsoft.com/mac/techg buy December 31, 2010 to qualify.