Microsoft launches Office 2011 for Mac today, bringing Mac users the latest versions of the company’s productivity software. Per Press pass, two editions will be available: Customers can choose between Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011.
The release is the latest effort from the Office for Mac team, which has been delivering Microsoft software to the Mac for 13 years. Many of us doesn’t aware that Microsoft has made Mac-compatible versions of Word and Excel for 26 years, ever since there was a Mac?
The new release for Mac is focused on delivering anywhere access, better collaboration, and professional design tools to make it more attractive than previous versions. First and foremost, Outlook is now included in Office 2011 for Mac.
The new Outlook was built from the ground up and works with both on-premises Exchange and the just-announced Office 365, the new cloud service from Office.
Office 2011 has new built-in integration with Windows Live SkyDrive as well as connections to SharePoint so users can manage files and work from any location.
With Office Web Apps, Mac consumers can edit Office documents straight from their browser.
The release’s new co-authoring tools let users edit the same Word document or PowerPoint presentation simultaneously with other people in different locations who are using Office 2011 for Mac or Office 2010 for Windows.
They can also quickly share presentations with anyone who has browser access through PowerPoint broadcasting.