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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac: Who Has the Best Deal?

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Today, Microsoft officially launched its next version of Office. Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS X is now ready for purchase from many outlets including Microsoft’s own store and the Apple store.

The best deal on Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS X seems to be at Amazon where a single license version of the Home and Student edition is $109.99. That is $30 less than the regular price from Apple or Microsoft. The Home and Business Edition is between $50 and $130 more depending on where you buy.en-US111_Mac_Office_Hm_Student_2011_FamilyPk_ESD_W7F-00014

We covered the release announcement sharing what is new in this edition. Primarily they include:

  • Integration with the Office Web Apps
  • Tools for collaboration
  • Template gallery
  • New version of Outlook that is more integrated and easier to search
  • Ribbon interface in all applications

For the first time, subscribers to Microsoft’s TechNet service will be able to download both the Office for Home and Business edition as well as Communicator. Technet is a subscription service intended for IT professionals and allows users to download full versions of the company’s software. People can subscribe for as little as $199 per year.

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

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