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Microsoft Office 2008 to release on January 15th

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Office 2008 Mac

Pat O, Director of Marketing and Planning for Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit announced via Microsoft’s Mac Mojo blog that Microsoft Office 2008 will “launch” on January 15th.

On January 14th, many MacBU team members will be available at Macworld for the “A Day at the Office” conference, “a day-long conference at the Moscone […] dedicated to extensive user training on the new Office 2008 for Mac.” Microsoft will apparently have a large booth with product demos, and theater shows every half-hour.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 is a large improvement for Office. It introduces a much more native interface, like that of Apple’s iWork (make of that what you will…), finally introduces native Intel code, so it should run far faster than Office 2004 on Intel Macs. There are still a few missing features that Mac users want, such as improved Exchange support, but overall Office 2008 finally seems to make Office a real Mac application.

Read [Mac Mojo]

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