Microsoft had recently begun sending out beta invites for its latest Mac-compatible Office 2011 suite. Now, the Redmond based company has officially announced the prices for its Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac software. As expected, the cost of the different editions are a tad lower than the 2008 MSRP. Microsoft is obviously trying to price the software aggressively in order to make the application much more ubiquitous in the Mac segment where Apple’s own software have ruled the roost so far.
So here are the prices of the various editions of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
Student Edition :$119
Office for Mac Home & Business : $199
Academic Version : $99
Student Edition : $149
Office for Mac Home & Business : $279
The Student and Home editions will come with Word, Powerpoint, Excel along with Microsoft’s instant messaging app for Mac OS X. With the business edition, users may also get hold of Outlook for Mac that will include email, calendar and contacts integration. The MS Outlook for Mac shall replace Entourage as the communication application. The academic version will only be available to those who are enrolled or employed at academic institutions.
The new Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac is expected to launch in October though customers who purchase the 2008 software starting today are eligible for a free upgrade later.