Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

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Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby lawduder » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:20 pm

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/O ... grade.mspx

Thought I'd share this for all those Mac users who are getting ready to purchase Office for the fall. Any MS Office 2008 purchased on or after 8/1/2010 will also be eligible to get a free upgrade to Office 2011 when it's released in late October. I don't think that the cheap academic versions of Office that you can usually find at your school are eligible for the upgrade but you can get the full version from Microsoft's website for $119 with a working @edu email.

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Re: Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:30 pm

Eh...Office is like $47 at least at my school. At that price, it'd be cheaper to buy '08 and then buy '11 if you really needed it.

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Re: Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby General Tso » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:31 pm

any word on whether 2011 will feature improved performance over 2008?

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Re: Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:33 pm

General Tso wrote:any word on whether 2011 will feature improved performance over 2008?


Biggest new features are co-authoring, Mac ribbon interface, and a Mac version of Outlook with .pst support. I don't see anything that would warrant an upgrade for 99% of users.

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Re: Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby Antipodean » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:01 am

I'm getting a new laptop soon, so that's interesting to know. Thanks for the link, lawduder.

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Re: Microsoft offering free Office 2011 for Mac if you buy 2008

Postby 02122015 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:22 pm

OF COURSE I bought my laptop with Office 2008 in JULY.




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