Microsoft has announced that the latest version of Office for Mac computers is set to hit the market in October. The new productivity suite will come in two versions with Office for Mac Home and Student and Office for Mac Home and Business.
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Starting today, any Mac user who buys Office for Mac 2008 will get a free update to Office for Mac 2011 when it launches in October. The new version of Office for Mac Home and Student will cost $119 and has Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Messenger. A family pack with three installs will be $149.
The Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 suite has Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Messenger for $199 for single install. A pack with two installs for a single user will sell for $279. An academic version will sell for $99 and has the same offerings and the Home and Business version.