Video: Office 2011 for Mac preview

The Office 2011 for Mac preview was on display at an entertainment-related event put on by Microsoft this week. Check out our video preview.

The Office 2011 for Mac preview was on display at an entertainment-related event put on by Microsoft this week.

Microsoft says the goal of this latest installment of Office for Mac is to bring the software more in line with the Windows user experience of the suite. What we see as the most notable addition to the Mac version is Outlook, the e-mail and productivity software Mac users have clamored for for years. We also noticed that like Office 2010 for Windows, the Mac version looks like it will share the same unified Ribbon interface features of its Windows counterpart across all the apps in the suite. Mac users who work in a corporate environment will surely appreciate these additions--if Microsoft can make them work well on the Mac.

Editor Scott Stein had a chance to check out the preview of Microsoft 2011 for Mac on the show floor, and it certainly seems Microsoft is on the right track.

Check back for more news of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac including First Takes, slideshows, videos, and reviews, as we draw closer to the Office suite's release in the fourth quarter of this year.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.

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