Sep 25 2007
The Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Apple Expo in Paris its product lineup for the upcoming Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac release. The flagship product, Office 2008 for Mac, is the core suite that includes Microsoft Office Word 2008, Microsoft Office Excel 2008, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2008 and Microsoft Office Entourage 2008 for productivity on the Mac. All versions of Office 2008 for Mac support the new Open XML file format and are Universal applications that will perform natively on Power PC- and Intel-based Macs.
The Mac BU will offer two versions in addition to Office 2008 for Mac that meet distinct user needs:
Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition features the complete Office 2008 for Mac productivity suite specially packaged with a full version of Microsoft Expression Media for Mac to empower the media-savvy Mac user with smart digital asset management tools. Expression Media is a powerful and customizable image management software application for importing, annotating, organizing, archiving, searching and distributing users’ ever-growing collections of digital files.
Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition provides the basics of Office 2008 for Mac for home and school users. This version includes three user licenses for use by consumers and students but does not include connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server or support for automated workflows.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac will be available in the United States beginning January 15, 2008, with global general availability in the first quarter of 2008. There also are specially priced upgrade versions for legally licensed users of previous versions.
- Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, USD$399.95 for the full retail version; USD$239.95 for the upgrade version
- Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition, USD$149.95 for the full retail version
- Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition, USD$499.95 for the full retail version; USD$299.95 for the upgrade version