Office:Mac 2008 (12.2.6) and Office:Mac 2004 (11.6.0) updates available now

Update Tuesday is here!   The latest and greatest version of Office:Mac 2008 is 12.2.6.  It’s got security, performance, and stability enhancements across the board.  If you’re using Entourage for Web Services, the updater for Office:Mac 2008 will also update you to 13.0.6.  The Knowledge Base article for the update has all of the details….


Q&A: Should I get Office:Mac now or later?

I noticed this question on the Office:Mac forum: My daughter is headed to college this fall. I just got her a Mac because the college she is going to is a Mac campus…that is all they use. I would like to get her the Office 2011 for the Mac. I understand that the release date…

Office:Mac updates today: Office 2008 12.2.5, Office 2004 11.5.9

Update Tuesday is here! Office:Mac 2008 12.2.5 has some security updates, as well as an improvement to the custom dictionary.  Full details are in the 12.2.5 knowledge base article.  This is a roll-up update: if you’re currently on 12.1.0 or later, you can just install this update and not go through all of the previous…


help improve Exchange

Paul Robichaux, one of the Exchange MVPs, has a great blog post about Exchange and the Customer Experience Improvement Program. As with many other Microsoft products, Exchange allows users to submit totally anonymous data. This data is then analysed and used to help identify areas for improvement in future versions. Paul’s post details some of…


Office:Mac installation questions

I just got two back-to-back installation questions via email, so let’s take them in turn: My hard drive is almost full. What can I do to Office to save space? The questioner didn’t ask about third-party applications like Monolingual or Xslimmer, so I’m not sure if those are under consideration. If you’re not familiar with…


Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 and Office:Mac 2004 11.5.8 now available

Update Tuesday was yesterday, and it brought a couple of Office:Mac updates. (Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was at the mothership in meetings all day.) Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 has some Excel updates for security, stability, and performance. To install 12.2.4, you must first install update 12.2.3. For full details about the update, the knowledge…

year in review

If the boss can write a retrospective, so can I. 🙂 2009 has been an Entourage-filled year for me. At Macworld 2009 in January, we announced Entourage for Web Services. While EWS didn’t get a lot of UI touches, I still got to make some UX improvements, especially with regards to perceived performance. The public…


Office:Mac for college students

In today’s edition of good deals for Office:Mac, this is one for college students. College students can get more than 70% off of Office:Mac 2008 Business Edition.  Woo!

the holiday shopping season is upon us

The holiday shopping season is upon us.  To help you in your shopping quest, we’re knocking down the price of Office:Mac: $50 off Business Edition, $40 off the Business Edition upgrade, and $20 off Home and Student.   


Q&A: Why can’t I update Office:Mac 2008?

A question has been coming in via email, and I’ve noticed it in my referrals to my post about Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3: Why can’t I update Office 2008 to 12.2.3? There are a few reasons why you might not be able to update Office 2008. They include: You just installed Office 2008 and are installing…