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The next version of Microsoft Office for the Mac has arrived and comes in two editions – a Mac Home and Student version and a Mac Home and Business .
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes the Word word-processing, PowerPoint presentation, Excel spreadsheet, and Messenger IM applications. It will cost R739.86 Incl VAT for a single license and R831.74 Incl VAT for a family pack that allows for installs on three Macs.
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Messenger, along with Outlook for the Mac. Outlook replaces Entourage as Office’s mail client and is one of the centerpiece changes of the 2011 edition of the productivity suite. The Home and Business edition will cost R1,715.47 Incl VAT for a single license and R1,819.44 Incl VAT for a multi-pack that allows three installs on three machines.
In addition to the two versions of Office for the Mac, Microsoft will offer an academic edition for release at a later stage. Featuring Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Messenger, Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 will be available only to higher-education students, staff, and faculty, Microsoft says.
Users who purchased Office 2008 recently will be able to upgrade to the 2011 version for free. The offer runs through November 30, 2010, and users can register for the free upgrade at Microsoft’s Website. Microsoft didn’t provide any other upgrade pricing details for existing Office users.
First announced in February, Office 2011 promises better compatibility across platforms, improved collaboration tools, and a modified interface. Besides the addition of Outlook, the new suite will include a more elaborate template gallery and a Ribbon feature that replaces the Elements Gallery and provides quick access to commonly used tools.
At the office or on the go, your life never stops moving. Microsoft Office 2010 gives you smart, simple, timesaving tools to help you keep up with it. Now you can express ideas, solve problems, connect with people and create amazing results – wherever life takes you.
The Microsoft 2010 Office Suite promises lots of new features and enhancements. This version is a good step ahead of previous Microsoft Office versions. Microsoft Office 2010 also marks the first time Office will be shipping in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
With Windows 7, you have the option of running 64-bit Windows on your 64-bit PC, and now with Office 2010 you have that same choice. As 64-bit processors and operating systems are becoming the standard for systems ranging from servers to desktop computers, 64-bit Office will be able to take advantage of everything that 64-bit systems have to offer.
The Office Suite will have a slightly different look to the 2007 versions and below are the versions to be released:
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 to Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
Microsoft Office Basic 2007 to Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 to Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Microsoft Office Professional 2007 to Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 to Microsoft Office Professional 2010
There are also some handy new features and we’ve listed a run down of the 10 most handy:
1. Improved Picture & Video editing – Powerpoint will have improved and more advanced picture and video editing features. You can perform basic editing and add effects like trimming, fades, reflections to photos & videos.
2. Connect & co-authoring – Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and OneNote 2010 lets you work on a file with multiple people simultaneously from different locations to brainstorm ideas, control versions better and meet deadlines faster.
3. Office on Web – Now you can work on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents online using Office on web and access documents from internet connected phone or computer.
4. Manage large amount of emails – Outlook 2010 improves the tracking and managing of e-mail conversations. It compress your long e-mail threads into a few conversations that can be categorized, filed, ignored or cleaned up within a few clicks.
5. New analysis & visualization features – With new data analysis and visualization features in Excel 2010, you can easily track and highlight important data trends.
6. Videos in Powerpoint presentations – With PowerPoint 2010, you can embed and personalize videos within your presentation. The embedded video file can be customized by adding video triggers and styles directly within PowerPoint 2010.
7. Store ideas & notes – With Microsoft OneNote 2010, you get the ultimate digital notebook for tracking, organizing and sharing your text, photos, and video and audio files.
8. Communicate & share – Business users can use the presence icon in Office Communicator when co-authoring in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and Outlook 2010 to see who else is authoring a file at the same time.
9. Faster & easy menu access – The Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional file menu, helping you quickly get to operations such as save, share, print and publish with just few clicks.
10. Access to work documents – Office 2010 gives you a familiar and intuitive experience across PCs, Smartphones and Web browsers so that you have the freedom to use the system from more locations and on multiple devices.
Microsoft Office 2010 is now available for pre-order from your favourite online shopping store and starts shipping from the 15th June