Office 2011 for Mac shipping in October

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, will be available at the end of October. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will come in two editions; Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. For better alignment across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closer with Office for the Windows operating system.

Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 will cost around $129 and can be installed on one Mac. A Family Pack, which includes 3 licenses will sell for approx. $159. Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 will cost around $250 and will include a single Mac license. A Multi-Pack will also be available for $349 if you want to install the license on two Macs (for the same user.) Also available is Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 for $99 USD but it will only be available at academic stores or from Microsoft directly. [prices in Canadian dollars]

All versions will include Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac.

If you bought Office For Mac 2008 after Aug 1, 2010 you can claim an upgrade to Office For Mac 2011 at no additional cost here.

Qualifying purchase details. Office 2008 for Mac must be purchased between Aug. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010, at Microsoft or an authorized reseller.
Program registration. Customers can register for the program online at Qualifying registrants must fill out the form and submit their product key(s) and dated sales receipt for Office 2008 for Mac by Dec. 31, 2010.