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25th September 2007, 02:52 PM
According to Macworld Microsoft have announced the prices for their 3 new versions of Office 2008.

- Office 2008 for Mac US$399.95 (US$239.95 upgrade)
- Office 2008 Home and Student edition US$149.95
- Office 2008 Special Media Edition US$$499.95 (US$299.95 upgrade)

Office 2008 for Mac includes Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008 and Entourage 2008.

Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition, features the Office 2008 applications and adds the Microsoft Expression Media digital asset management system. This edition also includes Exchange support and Automator tools.

25th September 2007, 02:54 PM
Is that the same as Office 2004?

25th September 2007, 02:56 PM
The look pretty close to 2004 prices. Fingers crossed we might get a small price reduction with the strong Aussie Dollar :-)

25th September 2007, 04:18 PM
Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition

... with Media Centre? :D If that came out on OS X, I'd be very happy, and actually consider upgrading from Office 2004. But that's never going to happen!


Mikey D
25th September 2007, 04:24 PM
Student and teacher can't access exchange? Lame. Understandable in a way.. but really really annoying.

25th September 2007, 04:27 PM
does it have a release date?

25th September 2007, 04:28 PM
Student and teacher can't access exchange? Lame. Understandable in a way.. but really really annoying.

Kinda sucks if your school uses exchange

25th September 2007, 04:48 PM
Psssst - if you work for a large organisation, check to see if they have a deal with Microsoft for staff - "Microsoft Home Use" offer. You can get a legit copy of Office for around $37.20 (and Project and Visio) :eek:


25th September 2007, 04:57 PM
Yeah - thats how I got my copy :)

25th September 2007, 05:17 PM
So OSX provides Mail, Address Book and iCal, and iWork providing Keynote, Pages and Numbers for under $100, while OpenOffice does similarly for free.

Knowing that there are going to be differences between the various companies products, is Exchange access and genuine Office compatibility the only significant consumer advantages to getting Office for Mac now?

25th September 2007, 06:57 PM
I sure hope that Excel 2008 can multiply more accurately than Excel 2007 (http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/24/2339203&from=rss) :D

25th September 2007, 07:14 PM
What a joke.

iWork shits all over Office anything and is a lot less than the half the price!

I know where I will be getting my copy from, that's if I even decide to upgrade. Microshit...the only software I don't feel guilty about pirating... :rolleyes:

Does anyone know if OneNote is included? About the only reason I would get it.

25th September 2007, 07:17 PM
How ridiculous is that pricing! just get iwork and be done with it!