∞ Microsoft announces pricing, ship date for Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit on Monday said that Office for Mac 2011 will be available in retail stores in late October, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Pricing for the new version of Office was also made available and are as follows:

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and it will retail starting at $119.

It will be available in two editions — a single install for $119 and a Family Pack for $149 with three installs for families with more than one Mac in their household.

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and it will start at $199.

It also will be available in two editions — a single install for $199 and a Multi-Pack for $279 with two installs for a user with two machines.

Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and it will retail at authorized academic stores and Microsoft for $99.

This special edition was created for higher education students, staff and faculty, and includes one installation.

If you purchased Office 2008 for Mac between Aug. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010, you can upgrade to the new version for free.

Office 2011 will be available in 13 languages, including Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.The company added two new languages to the suite with this release — Polish and Russian. Office for Mac will be available in several regions in late October with continued availability through the rest of the year, the company said. A complete list of country-specific availability will be disclosed in late October.



  • http://www.marketingtactics.com Dave Barnes

    $80 just for Outlook! If you have one Mac. If you have 3 Macs, the price goes from $150 to $480 just to get Outlook. MS is so clueless.

    • Eric

      Why would anyone use Outlook when there’s Mail and some other very fine email clients, unless they’re also using other office Apps? Nobody will buy just Outlook. And if there is some fool out there who would, well, I have a bridge to sell them, so don’t be wising them up, okay?

  • Eric

    I smell Black Friday sale!

  • J

    It’s absolutely ridiculous that MS plans to gouge email users an extra $80 (or even more if two people in a household each have their own Mac)! That’s the final straw in my resistance to date in switching to Apple’s free Mail and iCal programs.

  • http://rolphus.net rolphus

    Outlook’s sole advantage over Mail.app on OSX is the deep integration with Exchange, and given that Exchange Client Access Licenses generally come with an Outlook license, this just isn’t something people will be buying on their own.

    • todd

      Microsoft quit providing Outlook licenses along with Exchange CALs as of Exchange 2007 except for Software Assurance customers. If your Exchange isn’t under SA, you need to obtain Outlook licenses as part of an Office suite now.

  • auramac

    Since I no longer work in a cross-platform environment that requires complete Office and Windows compatibility, I shall gladly pass. How insulting! Funny how everyone has their own definition of Evil- Microsoft is still the clueless King, folllowed closely by Adobe and Google. You wanna attack Apple, GTH!

    If Bing were any good, and still free- I’d choose it over Google. But I’ll pass on Office, Android, and no way do I do Windows!

  • Lex

    This is NOT Outlook Express. If you do not connect to an Exchange Server, you do NOT need the Outlook version of Office. Got it? Good. Not stop whining like a bunch of little girls. If you’re on the latest Exchange Server….Mac Mail, iCal and Address Book work just fine.

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