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  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 (12.2.6) and Office:Mac 2004 (11.6.0) updates available now

    Update Tuesday is here! The latest and greatest version of Office:Mac 2008 is 12.2.6. It's got security, performance, and stability enhancements across the board. If you're using Entourage for Web Services, the updater for Office:Mac 2008 will also update you to 13.0.6. The Knowledge Base article...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Should I get Office:Mac now or later?

    I noticed this question on the Office:Mac forum : My daughter is headed to college this fall. I just got her a Mac because the college she is going to is a Mac campus...that is all they use. I would like to get her the Office 2011 for the Mac. I understand that the release date might be in 12/10 but...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac updates today: Office 2008 12.2.5, Office 2004 11.5.9

    Update Tuesday is here! Office:Mac 2008 12.2.5 has some security updates, as well as an improvement to the custom dictionary. Full details are in the 12.2.5 knowledge base article . This is a roll-up update: if you're currently on 12.1.0 or later, you can just install this update and not go through...
  • Blog Post: help improve Exchange

    Paul Robichaux, one of the Exchange MVPs, has a great blog post about Exchange and the Customer Experience Improvement Program . As with many other Microsoft products, Exchange allows users to submit totally anonymous data. This data is then analysed and used to help identify areas for improvement in...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac installation questions

    I just got two back-to-back installation questions via email, so let's take them in turn: My hard drive is almost full. What can I do to Office to save space? The questioner didn't ask about third-party applications like Monolingual or Xslimmer, so I'm not sure if those are under consideration...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 and Office:Mac 2004 11.5.8 now available

    Update Tuesday was yesterday, and it brought a couple of Office:Mac updates. (Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was at the mothership in meetings all day.) Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 has some Excel updates for security, stability, and performance. To install 12.2.4, you must first install update 12.2...
  • Blog Post: year in review

    If the boss can write a retrospective , so can I. :) 2009 has been an Entourage-filled year for me. At Macworld 2009 in January, we announced Entourage for Web Services . While EWS didn't get a lot of UI touches, I still got to make some UX improvements , especially with regards to perceived performance...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac for college students

    In today's edition of good deals for Office:Mac, this is one for college students. College students can get more than 70% off of Office:Mac 2008 Business Edition . Woo!
  • Blog Post: the holiday shopping season is upon us

    The holiday shopping season is upon us. To help you in your shopping quest, we're knocking down the price of Office:Mac: $50 off Business Edition, $40 off the Business Edition upgrade, and $20 off Home and Student.
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Why can't I update Office:Mac 2008?

    A question has been coming in via email, and I've noticed it in my referrals to my post about Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3 : Why can't I update Office 2008 to 12.2.3? There are a few reasons why you might not be able to update Office 2008. They include: You just installed Office 2008...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3, Entourage for Web Services 13.0.3, Office 2004 11.5.6 available today

    Update Tuesday is here, and we've got lots of updates! Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3 brings stability and security improvements across the suite. Excel gets some more improvements to pivot tables. Entourage has an updated junk mail filter. Document Connection has a bunch of updates, including a bunch of...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 Business Edition available today

    Today, we have released Office:Mac 2008 Business Edition. Business Edition will join its little brother Home and Student Edition on store shelves worldwide. Business Edition packages together Office 2008 SP2 , Entourage for Web Services , Document Connection for Mac , lots of new templates and clip...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: I just bought OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard", how do I install Office:Mac 2008?

    I got this question via email: I got my copy of Snow Leopard this morning, backed up my data, and did an erase and install. Now it's time to reinstall my apps. Is there anything special that I need to do to install Office 2008? Get out your Office 2008 DVD. Put it into your drive, and start installing...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.2.1 available today

    Today, we released Office:Mac 2008 12.2.1. This release fixes issues where some users were unable to open some of their XML-based files in PowerPoint:Mac and Excel:Mac. This issue was accidentally introduced when we introduced stronger checking of our new XML-based file formats. In short, we were looking...
  • Blog Post: the evolution of the Document Connection for Mac

    Back at Macworld Expo in January, we announced that we were going to release a standalone app to help SharePoint users have easier access to their SharePoint and Office Live Workspace documents while using their Macs. At that time, we'd already been working on it for some time, and I had already completed...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: What about Entourage EWS and Office:Mac 2008 SP2?

    If you're using the Entourage for Web Services beta, do not install SP2. You should continue to use Office 2008 12.1.5. We're putting the final polish on the bits now, and will have it ready to go soon. When we do, I'll post instructions for what the beta users will need to do to use the final release...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 SP2 available today

    Today, we have released Office:Mac 2008 SP2. What's in it for you? PowerPoint : In a lot of ways, this is the star of SP2 for me. (Of course, it helps that I'm on the PowerPoint team. :) In SP2, we have added two highly-requested features: the ability to create custom path animations and the ability...
  • Blog Post: get organised with Peter Walsh and Office:Mac 2008

    A few months ago, I mentioned that we've been adding video help for Office:Mac 2008 . Today, we've added a new video. This time, the video features Peter Walsh talking about how to be better organised with Office:Mac -- build a better budget with Excel, create a family schedule in Entourage, etc. Check...
  • Blog Post: books about Office 2008

    Teach Yourself Visually Office 2008 for Mac is now available. I forgot to mention this earlier. I happened to see a copy of it this weekend, which reminded me to post here. It joins Office 2008 for Mac for Dummies , Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual , and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.1.9 and Office:Mac 2004 11.5.5 now available

    Today, we have released updates for Office:Mac 2008 and Office:Mac 2004. Office:Mac 2008 update 12.1.9 contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. Additionally, it readies the Office 2008 suite for the upcoming official release of the Entourage Web Services addition, and must be installed before...
  • Blog Post: last chance to enter WeddingBee.com's contest for a new MacBook, Office:Mac 2008, and $1000!

    I mentioned last month that WeddingBee.com is running a contest to win a new MacBook, a $1000 gift card, and a copy of Office:Mac 2008. Today is the last day to enter, so go to their blog post to tell them why you should be the lucky winner! And then you can use your new MacBook and Office to budget...
  • Blog Post: data analysis in Excel:Mac 2008

    Today, Gavin made a great announcement over on Mac Mojo : Now available: data analysis for Excel 2008 . AnalysisSoft has created StatPlus:mac LE to provide analysis tools to Excel users. To quote from Gavin's post: StatPlus:mac LE is a free, downloadable data analysis application for Mac OS X...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: How do I install the 12.1.7 update with Entourage EWS?

    With the latest 12.1.7 update, I keep on getting asked variations on the following question: How do I install the 12.1.7 update with Entourage EWS? If you are using Entourage EWS , and if you want to continue using it, you should not update to Office 2008 12.1.7 . Keep your Office...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 12.1.7 and Office 2004 11.5.4 available today

    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...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 trial now available

    Afraid of commitment? Then give the Office:Mac 2008 free trial a go. More details about the trial are available in our Mac Mojo post: Office 2008 for Mac trial: Take Office for a test drive . Yay trial! :)
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