Microsoft Office for Mac Gets an Update Mac users get access to new e-mail and better PC integration with an updated version of Microsoft's business software.
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Is it time to upgrade the business software on that Apple Mac of yours? Microsoft is certainly hoping so. In October, the company gave its flagship software package, Microsoft Office for Mac, a ground-up makeover ($150 for Home and Student 2011, $279 for Home and Business 2011).
"Office for Mac has just reached its 25th anniversary," says Gavin Shearer, program manager for the Macintosh business unit at Microsoft. "We felt it was time to rebuild the product to take advantage of new small-business options available in later-generation Apple technologies."
Here's a look at how the update measures up: