Microsoft has coughed-up its Office for Mac 2011 pricing, promising the next generation of MacBU-made productivity tools will hit the shelves in October.

The release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be simultaneous across 100 countries at the end of October. Two versions will be available, Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011.

Starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it is available at no additional cost through the Microsoft Office for Mac Technology Guarantee Program.

Eric Wilfrid, general manager, Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) at Microsoft Corp. said, “More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that work great on the Mac.”

The following editions will be available.
 
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and it will retail starting at $119.

Available in two editions

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