The day is coming. Next tuesday Microsoft releases the new Office 2011 for Mac.
I've been waiting for this release since Office 2008 came to the market. Office 2011 is far better than 2008 and much more compatible with Office for Windows.
Microsoft always makes things a little more complex, and they came out with two releases and wide variety of pricing. Here you have them:
- Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011: Includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Messenger. MS Outlook is NOT included in this release. You can pay $119 for one computer license or $149 for family pack (up to three Macs). In Amazon UK you pay £83 per individual license and £109.99 for family pack. In Amazon Germany you can get it for €109.99 one license and €139.99 family pack.
- Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011: Includes the same products than the previous version, plus MS Outlook for Mac. The cost for a single license in US is $199 and a Multipack license (two machines) $279. In UK you can get it for £189.99 for a single license and £204.99 for the multipack. In Amazon Germany you can get the single license for €199.99 euros in German and €249.99 in English (don't know why you have this price difference) and the multipack €309.90 in German and €379.90 in English.
Since I live in Germany but I use all my software in English, I need to think. Does MS Outlook worth €150 euros? Microsoft pricing rules. Always so easy to understand.