Pricing for Mac Office 2008

by Michael on September 25, 2007

AppleInsider has an article today with details of Mac Office 2008 pricing. The highlights (or lowlights) are:

  • There will be three versions. (Why would you expect anything different from M$).
  • Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition will be $150, for three licenses for non-commercial use. This will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage.
  • Office 2008 for Mac will be $399.95 ($299.95 upgrade), and will include all of the features of the student edition plus Automator support and full Exchange support.
  • Finally, the Special Media Edition will be $499.95 ($299.95 upgrade), and will contain all the features of the standard edition, plus Microsoft Expression Media: a digital asset management suite that will allow users to import, annotate, organize, archive, search, and distribute their media files.

I really think that most spreadsheet users will be happy with Numbers on the Mac. Powerusers will still be forced to continue to use Excel on the Mac for a while longer.

Note: I only have the prices in USD. I’m not sure how Microsoft will translate these prices into local currencies.

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