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.