Office 2008 for Mac ships

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

UniversalMicrosoft shipped Office 2008 for Mac yesterday (MWSF 2008). It has been almost four years since the last revision - Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac (released in May 2004). Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac is finally a Universal Binary, a significant milestone as all major Mac software can now run on latest Intel-based Macs.

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Office 2008 was originally scheduled for release in second half of 2007, however it was delayed until January 2008 for fixing bugs.

Inspired by Apple iWork, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac comes with a number of newly designed templates, and Mactopia advertises it as “work smarter not harder.” Office 2008 for Mac contains four major application: Word 2008 PowerPoint 2008, Excel 2008 and Entourage 2008. Virtual PC is no longer in development.

Microsoft Office 2008 is available in 3 editions:

  • Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition (US$149.95)
  • Office 2008 for Mac (Standard Edition) (plus Microsoft Exchange support) (US$399.95 full | US$239.95 upgrade)
  • Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition (plus Microsoft Exchange support and Expression Media) (US$499.95 full | US$299.95 upgrade)

For more information about Microsoft Office 2008, please visit Mactopia.

Besides Microsoft Office 2008, another major Mac software - Adobe Photoshop - was released as a Universal Application in March 2007.

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Posted by Antony at January 16, 2008 8:49 PM

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