Office for Mac 2011 has had a great launch. When I look at the results and what we set out to accomplish, I’m very impressed with the improvements and new features the team delivered. I can also say that Office 2011 has gone past our internal sales milestones. But, it’s really what I hear from you that help me see the full picture. A few tweets caught my eye recently:
@thereforesys: Loving Office 2011 for mac experience
@ rocky_t: Dear @Microsoft, this sounds really weird to say, but… Office 2011 rocks! Thanks for the huge improvements in the Mac version.
While I’m fully aware that it’s not all roses for some of our customers, it is good to see the passion coming through whether the feedback is positive or negative. And please, continue to share your thoughts.
If you’re still thinking about Office 2011, I’m happy to announce we now have a full trial available at www.microsoft.com/mac/trial, free to use for 30-days after download. We know it’s important for some of you to be able to test out new features. For those that will be trying the suite for the first time, we hope you enjoy some of the new items – Outlook for Mac, new co-authoring tools, Excel’s Sparklines, Dynamic Reorder in Word & PowerPoint, and more.
This week also marks the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. The show is always a fun time to see old friends and talk about what we love most, creating software for Mac customers. And this year we have a show special tied to the event. If you’re attending the expo check out your badge for details and see this document for official rules:
In addition, we have a few Office for Mac speaker sessions taking place during the Expo. Below are the details. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more Macworld goodness throughout the week.
Looking forward to a great year in 2011!
-Pat Fox, Senior Director of Product Management, Office for Mac
Office for Mac Sessions at Macworld Expo:
Office for Mac Evangelist, Kurt Schmucker will present:
- MacTech BootCamp Conference Office for Mac 2011 demo; January 26, 2011
- Session US926: Introducing Office 2011; January 27, 2011, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
- Podcast/tips and tricks at the Macworld booth; January 29, 2011, 10:30 AM -11:15 AM
Additionally, Outlook PM Richard Kmieciak and Mac MVP William Smith will be giving two sessions at Macworld Expo:
- MacIT® Conference, Session IT832: Deploying and Managing Office:Mac 2011; January 28, 2011, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- MacIT® Conference, Session IT882: Outlook:Mac for Exchange Administrators; January 29, 2011, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM