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Microsoft Office 2011 For Mac Launched

Microsoft has released its Office 2011 for Mac productivity suite, now available through retail outlets or direct from Microsoft.

The new Office software suite for Mac, which was showcased to the media a day before its launch, comes with significant changes over the previous version of Office for Mac, as well as with many new additions.

The company claims that the Office 2011 for Mac is significantly faster than previous versions, not only in terms of start-up but also in key task executions.

One of the key changes to the Office 2011 for Mac is the inclusion of the Mac version of Outlook e-mail management client. Previous versions of Office for Mac shipped with the Entourage application.

The user interface has also undergone significant changes with the inclusion of ribbon menus that were first introduced in the Office 2007 for Windows.

Mac users can purchase the basic home and student version of Office 2011 for Mac for $120 for a single license and $150 for a double license family pack. This version will not come with Outlook. The Home and Business edition with retail for $200 for a single license and $280 for two licenses.