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Office for Mac 2011 in stores in October

Office for Mac 2011 will be available in over 100 countries worldwide by the end of October, 13 languages supported

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Office for Mac 2011 will be in stores by the end of October.

Two retail packages will be offered, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011, and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. Pricing is claimed to be in line with retail pricing for Office 2010 for Windows.

"We developed Office for Mac to give you the tools to create great looking and compatible documents - with options to pick the right edition for your Mac needs," said Armagan Demir, Head of Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division Middle East. "More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that works great on the Mac."

Microsoft also announced that starting Aug 1st 2010, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac they will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it's available, at no additional cost. This is guaranteed through their 'Technology Guarantee' program. Details regarding application for an upgrade can be found here.

The Office Suite will be available in 13 languages including Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. Further details of region-specific availability will be announced late October.