Office 2011 for Mac Launched, First Impressions from a First Time User

I was invited to the Manila launch of Office for Mac 2011 earlier today. Representatives from Microsoft Singapore did a product demo, highlighting the “cool” features of Microsoft Office for Mac. Since I didn’t have the 2008 version of this office suite, I really have no idea how the software goes on a Mac.

Surprisingly there are several cool features of Office for Mac 2011 which even its Windows counterpart don’t have. One of these is interactive layering which allows you to manipulate images on a slide in a nice interactive fashion.

During the launch, all the attendees were given sample copy of the software. I immediately install it on my MBP and I was surprised how sleek-looking Word, PowerPoint and Excel are on a Mac screen. The interface is very different from the Windows version.

Anyway, will try to put it into a test later on before I come up with a review.

In the meantime, if you’re a Mac user and you have Office for Mac 2008 installed, you might want to consider upgrading to 2011. Unfortunately, there’s no official price yet. But the official distributor MSI-ECS promises to announce pricing and release date this week. So, check out this post later during the week to get first dibs on the market price of Office for Mac 2011.

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