Microsoft has announced that the company has completed its final testing of the 2011 version of its Office for Mac software and that it is ready for RTM (Release to Manufacturing). This would mean that the software shall now start being shipped to customers and to Apple for installation in its production units.
The latest Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac brings a number of tweaks and though it will bring many more features that were hitherto available only on the Windows version, the experience is said to be more Mac-like. This includes the duplicating Apple’s ‘ribbon effect‘.
The actual date of release is still under wraps though we heard not so long ago that the product is expected to officially start shipping from October 26. That is also in line with speculations from earlier this month over an October release.
Check out the “behind-the-scenes” video released by the Macintosh Business Unit.