Office For Mac

Office for Mac 2011 Behind-the-Scenes: Co-Authoring, Office Web apps, Scheduling Assistant, & Broadcast Slideshow!

We’re getting closer to the release of Office 2011 and today get to share the third video in our four part Behind-the-Scenes series. This time we get to share with you new co-authoring features, added integration with Office Web apps, the improved Scheduling Assistant found in Outlook for Mac, and the new Broadcast Slideshow feature in PowerPoint for Mac! Here’s Kurt Schmucker, Amy Wang, Ryan Panchadsaram, and Eric Schuchman to fill you in:

Here’s a quick look at the features the team talks about in the video:

Co-authoring: Worry free co-authoring tools give you the capability to simultaneously edit the same Word document, or PowerPoint slideshow with other people in different locations. Documents can be stored in the cloud using SkyDrive for consumers, and SharePoint for business users.

Office Web apps: Online companions to Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011, Office Web apps allow you to get things done when and where you want, from virtually any computer with an Internet connection. You can view your documents in high-fidelity, make light edits on the web, and then open them again in your Office 2011 applications to continue editing with access to all of the functionality you need.

Scheduling Assistant: Improved in the brand new Outlook for Mac, this feature allows you to see your calendar in-line with your mail to create a more efficient workflow. If you’re an Exchange user, you can view more of your co-workers shared calendar details in the scheduling assistant and easily track attendee responses right from your meeting request.

Broadcast Slideshow: You might have heard about this cool feature that was unveiled in PowerPoint Office 2010, and now we are very excited to confirm that it will also be included in PowerPoint for Mac 2011. This is a great cross-platform feature that lets you literally broadcast out your presentation giving you control over what is seen and when – all that is required is a browser connection.

Stay tuned for our fourth and final Behind –the-Scenes video unveiling more details on the suite as we near the official release of Office for Mac 2011 in October! You can also follow us at Facebook and @OfficeforMac.

September 8th, 2010
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  1. Johan says:

    Bought and installed Office 2011 yesterday. I’m impressed with the performance improvement of especially Word and Excel. Just one small problem. The Exchange Server support. I work for a big corporation and it is still going to be a loooong time before they upgrade to Exchange Server 2007. We’re still running on 2003. So, yes, for home use Office 2011 is great. For office use, well, I could just as well have stayed with 2008.

  2. mike says:

    Hey, i enquired about being able to create tables within an email in Outlook. You guys said it is part of 2011, but i can’t find it anywhere? Please help.

  3. Aurélien says:


    just 2 requests :

    - Will you implement Business Contact Manager ?
    - Will you provide better performance with SkyDrive ?

    Thanks !

  4. Stacy says:

    I am also interested to know how tables in emails work. Do you have to create a table in Word and copy-paste it into a message, or can you create and format it directly in Outlook?


  5. Holly says:

    Hello from Germany.

    I`m having problems with the font size of Outlook 2011.
    When i use Verdana 10 in Outlook 2011 is will be shown as Verdana 7.5 in other Clients (like Outlook 2010 WIN).
    It seems that all font sizes of Outlook 2011 are not correct.

    Is this problem known and will it be resolved or can I do something to change it?

  6. rick says:

    got all excited about the broadcast feature. clicked on slide show, signed up for live account. I verified the account through my email, then put in my email and password when it asked. saved to my keychain. AND THE @#% THING DOEN’T WORK. says Error Starting broadcast. Cannot connect to this service. Check your internet connection and try again. WTH!! Obviously I have an internet connection because I’m typing this!

  7. xqterry says:

    onenote is only reason to purchase office, why still lack oneNote ?

  8. mike says:

    seems like since the release all of the support team have gone quiet


    I do enjoy the new Outlook for Mac, well done. In my school the use of Polyvision interactive boards will be linked to OneNote. I would therefor like to know, if and when a OneNote version for mac will become integrated into Office 2011?

  10. Philip says:

    Please bring back the ‘send later’ option as used in Entourage, this was invaluable to me.

  11. paul says:

    Where is OneNote?

  12. Office for Mac Team says:

    @FINN ROHOLT PEDERSEN We don’t have anything to share yet about OneNote for Office for Mac, but we promise to keep you updated when more information is available.

  13. Office for Mac Team says:

    @paul Sorry to disappoint, but Office for Mac 2011 does not include OneNote. Unfortunately, we don’t have any news to share right now but we’ll let you know when we do.

  14. Joanne says:

    Any chance One Note for mac will be developed? Students can really use this

  15. Office for Mac Team says:

    @Joanne OneNote is currently only available in the US on iOS. You can let our developers know you’d like it on the Mac OS, though, by providing feedback here: