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Office empowers everyone to achieve more on any device. And Office loves Mac. We’re committed to delivering the power and simplicity of Office in an experience designed specifically for Mac, and we continue to make significant investments in the platform. Today, we’re excited to announce that Office 365 is now available on the newly redesigned Mac App Store. With one click, Mac users can download the cloud-connected, always-up-to-date version of the Office suite—including full installs of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive.
Office 365 provides experiences tailored to the Mac and macOS, like Dark Mode, Continuity Camera, OneDrive Files on Demand, and Touch Bar support on the MacBook Pro. And it’s connected to the cloud, so you can access your content from any device, coauthor with anyone around the world in real-time, and use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create more impactful content with less effort. The result is an experience that is unmistakably Office but designed for Mac.
“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.”
—Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing
You can view Apple’s announcement on today’s news in their Newsroom.
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Microsoft today launched a new version of Outlook for Mac, available to Office 365 customers. At the same time, the company announced its plans to release a new Office for Mac version next year.
The release comes just a few days after Outlook for Mac screenshots leaked on October 27 over at Chinese site cnBeta. That was Monday. On Friday, Microsoft pulled the trigger.
Outlook for Mac
The new Outlook for Mac is available today to Office 365 commercial customers, as well as to Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University subscribers. The former group can get the new application by accessing their Office 365 Portal (Gear icon => Office 365 Settings => Software => Outlook for Mac icon) or visiting the Software page. The latter group can get it by going to their My Account page.
Here are the new Office for Mac features Microsoft wants to highlight:
- Better performance and reliability as a result of a new threading model and database improvements
- A new modern user interface with improved scrolling and agility when switching between Ribbon tabs
- Online archive support for searching Exchange (online or on-premises) archived mail
- Master Category List support and enhancements delivering access to category lists (name and color) and sync between Mac, Windows, and OWA clients
- Office 365 push email support for real-time email delivery
- Faster first-run and email download experience with improved Exchange Web Services syncing
The most obvious difference compared to Outlook 2011 will be the second point: a complete redesign. Microsoft says the goal of this release is to provide OS X users with a “more familiar and consistent experience” that matches Outlook for Windows, the Outlook on the Web, as well as the Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android and iOS devices.
Office for Mac
While the new Outlook for Mac was clearly ready to be pushed out early, Microsoft is still working on the other four main Office for Mac applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The company is sharing today that a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac will be released in the first half of 2015. The final release will arrive in the second half of 2015.
New Office For Mac 2021
Office for mac. Microsoft is promising Office 365 commercial and consumer subscribers will get the next version at no additional cost. At the same time, the company plans to release a standalone version: a perpetual license of Office for Mac will arrive “in the same timeframe.”
Mac owners who use Microsoft products may be scratching their heads right now. Yes, the Microsoft Office team is changing the timing of its OS X releases.
Historically, a new version of Office for Mac arrived approximately six to eight months after a new Office for Windows release. Following the arrival of Office 365, however, Microsoft said it “made the conscious decision to prioritize mobile first and cloud first scenarios.”
New Office For Mac
In other words, Office has been getting frequent updates for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Microsoft wants to pick up the pace for Mac as well.