Update Tuesday is here, and aside from the Office:Mac 2008 trial, we've also got a couple of updates to Office:Mac 2008 and Office:Mac 2004.
Office 2008 is now at 12.1.7 is a roll-up update that includes everything in the previous service packs. It's a security update. For complete details about this release, check out the knowledge base article.
Office 2004 is now at 11.5.4 is also a security update, and complete details about it are in this knowledge base article.
For those of you who are using the Entourage for Exchange Web Services public beta, you should not install the 12.1.7 update.
Will the next Office for Mac be Office 2011?
Or 2010 as the Windows version?
Is it mandatory to release it one year after the Windows version?????
Thank you Nadyne.
We don't have a name for the next version of Office:Mac yet. We've only got a (most awesome) codename.
Our schedule isn't so closely tied to the Windows Office schedule that someone comes down from on high and says "you must release 10 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days after Windows Office release". We do tend to release a few months after Windows Office, so that we can ensure compatibility.
Hmmm, there's probably a longer post about our release cycle that I should write sometime. :)
So, now I'm curious about that future post and also about the most awesome codename (if you can tell it already)!
Good job, Nadyne!
Do not install the Office:Mac 2008 12.1.7 with the Entourage for Exchange Web Services bet
This update doesn't destroy Excel 2004's VB scripting capability does it? I'm paranoid that they're going to take that away some day like they did in Excel 2008.
Q - We don't remove functionality in updates. VBA is still a part of Office 2004, and as we announced nearly a year ago, it's coming back in the next version of Office. I've seen a working demo of it already, so we're well on track for that to happen.