Microsoft Office Mac 2011 Pricing Announced and Coming in October

Written By Sam on 2 August 2010
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The next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, Office 2011, will soon hit the markets. As per the officials of Microsoft, Office Mac 2011 will be available from the end of October. Microsoft Office Suite will include two editions to purchase at retail — Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011.

The three versions of Office will include Mac Home & Student 2011, Office for Mac Home & Business 2011 and Office for Mac Academic 2011 that would retail from October. Retailing at $119, Home and Student version includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Messenger (U.S. estimated retail price, single install only) where as the Family Pack version, with three installs, will be available for $149. Featuring Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Messenger, and Outlook, the Home and Business 2011 version will go for $199 and a Multi-Pack with two installs allowed for $279. The Mac Academic 2011 product (single install only) includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Messenger and will retail for $99. Office 2011 supports 13 languages as of now and it will soon be expanded to several other regions as well.

Office for Mac will also include many other enticing tools and features that would make it great looking as well as compatible with many documents and options available. Customers who purchased Office 2008 Mac between August 1, 2010, and November 30, 2010 can upgrade it to Office 2011 when available and this upgradation is free of cost, however they have to register themselves in at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/techg. We have to anticipate until October to have an hands on experience of the Office on the Mac.

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 (U.S. estimated retail price [ERP]).

  • It will be available in two editions — a single install for $119 (U.S. ERP) and a Family Pack for $149 (U.S. ERP) with three installs for families with more than one Mac in their household. The Home and Student edition provides the core productivity applications that Mac users want and need.

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 retail starting at $199 (U.S. ERP).

  • It also will be available in two editions — a single install for $199 (U.S. ERP) and a Multi-Pack for $279 (U.S. ERP) with two installs for a user with two machines. If Home and Student customers determine that they need the additional functionality of a desktop e-mail client, they can easily step up to Office for Mac Home and Business 2011using online upgrade functionality.

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, http://www.officeformac.com, for $99 (U.S. ERP).

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

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