Office for Mac 2011 Hitting Store Shelves This October

By on August 3, 2010
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Qualifying new purchases of Office 2008 will include a full upgrade to Office 2011.

Press release:
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, the next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, will be available in more than 100 countries around the world at the end of October. The suite will come in two editions to purchase at retail — Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. For better alignment across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closely with Office for the Windows operating system.

In addition, starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it is available at no additional cost through the Microsoft Office for Mac Technology Guarantee Program.

“We develop Office for Mac to give you the tools to create great looking and compatible documents – with options to pick the right edition for your Mac needs,” said Armagan Demir, Head of Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division Middle East. “More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that work great on the Mac.”

What Languages Will Office 2011 Be Available In?

Office 2011 will be available in 13 languages, including Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. The suite will be available in several regions in late October with continued availability through the rest of the year. A complete list of country-specific availability will be disclosed in late October.

If I Buy Office 2008 Today, Can I Upgrade?

Today we are announcing a program to allow qualifying customers to upgrade to Office 2011 at no additional cost when they purchase Office 2008.

-  Qualifying purchase details: Office 2008 for Mac must be purchased between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30, 2010, at Microsoft or an authorized reseller.

-  Program registration: Customers can register for the program online at Qualifying registrants must fill out the form and submit their product key(s) and dated sales receipt for Office 2008 for Mac by Dec. 31, 2010.

Complete details on this upgrade offer can be found at


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