Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gets release date and price details.
We are actually visualizing all around us a wave of smartphones and tablets taking over our lives in almost all spheres. The devices have a lot of potential in them, and also come with features catering to surfing the web, consuming media. But, in fact, these devices actually do not feature to be the best devices available for all purposes. They may not be a result of the search of the most productive devices available on the market. The software for these smartphones or the tablet devices do support a lot of features and focus in various areas, but they do not seem to be as productive and powerful as their desktop counterparts.
Now, if we look and concentrate more closely in the business world, we would rather notice that the Windows desktop operating system by Microsoft has been the most appreciated and used operating system. The second most used operating system is the OS X from Apple. As an example, we may consider that Microsoft Office is mainly designed to be working on the Windows platform. But, with the growth and advancement of OS X from Apple, the base of this operating system seems to be ever expanding by the result of which, more and more developers are tending to be developing and releasing software which seem to be similar and is rather made for both platforms at the same time. In this aspect, Microsoft is not also different.
We know that in the work-world, Microsoft Office is the standard, though Apple addicts may swear by the OS X-exclusive iWork productivity suite. Back in 2008, the Microsoft Office 2008 was launched for the Mac OS X platform, which had actually included features, all of which were normally found on the Windows versions. But, we can rather compare and say that the Windows versions are ways ahead in their functionality, as because, currently the Windows version is resting on Microsoft Office 2010.
But, now it seems to be final that the Apple’s OS X will not be left in the dark, as because it is scheduled to be getting the Microsoft Office 2011 “before year’s end complete with the new ‘ribbon’ interface alongside boat loads of pre-made document templates.”
In the early part of last month, the price tag for the Microsoft Office 2011 had been announced as being in the range from $199 to $279 which actually depended on the preference specified by you in terms of Home and Student edition or the Home and Business edition. But, at that time it was not for sure and there was no official confirmation as to whether the version will be released for the OS X as well. But, in the recent times, it was noticed that the site Amazon had put “up a listing for Office 2011 that had the software package shipping on.” The release date seems to be around October 26th for the Microsoft Office 2011 for the Macs. Do stay tuned for more information on this aspect.
First Look: Office for Mac 2011 preview
CNET editor Scott Stein demos some of the new features of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 preview, which will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.