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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Will there be a 2013 Microsoft office for Mac?

its out for windows, will there be a mac version?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Probably not, as MS Office 2004 for Mac came one year after MS Office 2003, MS Office 2008 for Mac came one year after MS Office 2007, MS Office 2011 for Mac came one year after MS Office 2010.
Therefore it is likely, that MS Office 2014 for Mac might be the Mac OS X version of MS Office.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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I first heard that they weren't going to do it. But if you goto Microsoft's site, they say if you buy Office 2011 now, you get the new version for free. Which usually means that the next version is coming out soon... I hope so. Office 2013 and Lync 2013 are awesome and I'd love to see some of those features make it over to OS X.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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I first heard that they weren't going to do it. But if you goto Microsoft's site, they say if you buy Office 2011 now, you get the new version for free. Which usually means that the next version is coming out soon... I hope so. Office 2013 and Lync 2013 are awesome and I'd love to see some of those features make it over to OS X.
It is unlikely Lync will be ported. They only have the 4 main apps on OS X. Also they are typically stripped down compared to the Windows versions. Outlook being the worst offender.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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From what I understand from some former coworkers in Redmond; there will be no pc/Mac version.. Office 360 is being pushed hard and like Intuit and Adobe future versions of the software will not be available on physical media. Subscribe to the cloud version (Office 360) or download your installable version.
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It is unlikely Lync will be ported. They only have the 4 main apps on OS X.
Lync for Mac does exist. Whether it shows up with the next Office revision is a different question altogether.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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It is unlikely Lync will be ported. They only have the 4 main apps on OS X. Also they are typically stripped down compared to the Windows versions. Outlook being the worst offender.
Lync does exist on Macs. Although I think it's still called Communicator. Office 2011 is extremely identical to Office 2010. While Office X through Office 2008 were organized differently, they all had the same feature set as their Windows counterparts. Yes, Entourage was a strange hold over from the times of yore, but it worked. Outlook 2011 is very much the same as Outlook 2010 though. (I miss Outlook 2007...)
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:23 PM   #8
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Lync does exist on Macs. Although I think it's still called Communicator.
Nope, it's called Lync.

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Office 2011 is extremely identical to Office 2010...Outlook 2011 is very much the same as Outlook 2010 though. (I miss Outlook 2007...)
Outlook 2011 for Mac and 2010 for Windows are nothing alike. They don't offer the same features and don't connect to Exchange servers the same way.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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lol i hope not...just bought my 2011 for 10$ lol
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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I first heard that they weren't going to do it. But if you goto Microsoft's site, they say if you buy Office 2011 now, you get the new version for free. Which usually means that the next version is coming out soon... I hope so. Office 2013 and Lync 2013 are awesome and I'd love to see some of those features make it over to OS X.
The new "version" in that free upgrade offer is 12 free months of Office 365 (link).
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Nope, it's called Lync. Outlook 2011 for Mac and 2010 for Windows are nothing alike. They don't offer the same features and don't connect to Exchange servers the same way.
The 2008 version of Lync/Communicator was called Communicator. One of the big selling points for Office 2011, is how similar Office 2010 and 2011 are. They are extremely similar. Excluding OS dependent features, they're nearly identical with the same feature set. When connecting to a Exchange 2010 server, they work in the same fashion. Office 2011 does have a few issues with Exchange 2007. However, those issues can be mitigated by using Mac OS X's built in Exchange support.
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The 2008 version of Lync/Communicator was called Communicator. One of the big selling points for Office 2011, is how similar Office 2010 and 2011 are. They are extremely similar. Excluding OS dependent features, they're nearly identical with the same feature set. When connecting to a Exchange 2010 server, they work in the same fashion. Office 2011 does have a few issues with Exchange 2007. However, those issues can be mitigated by using Mac OS X's built in Exchange support.
Mac version is missing onenote as well
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Mac version is missing onenote as well
When I say all/most of the features and extremely similar, I'm talking about Word, Pointpoint, Excel, and Outlook.
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Lync does exist on Macs. Although I think it's still called Communicator. Office 2011 is extremely identical to Office 2010. While Office X through Office 2008 were organized differently, they all had the same feature set as their Windows counterparts. Yes, Entourage was a strange hold over from the times of yore, but it worked. Outlook 2011 is very much the same as Outlook 2010 though. (I miss Outlook 2007...)
Ah so I missed that with Lync.

However, Outlook 2011 is not near as capable as 2010. Many group emails with special options are not available (i.e. voting), no archive access (big issue), and there were a few other ones but I stopped using it a while back and use 2010 through a VM now.

EDIT: This is with Exchange 2010 on Office 365 hosting.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:53 AM   #15
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It appears there will not be Office 2013 for Mac.

@Chuck-Norris

I too, dislike, that there is no Onenote for Mac. I've used it on Windows and it is hands down, the best note-taking application (specifically for school). I guess I just have to stick with Evernote for now...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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It appears there will not be Office 2013 for Mac.

@Chuck-Norris

I too, dislike, that there is no Onenote for Mac. I've used it on Windows and it is hands down, the best note-taking application (specifically for school). I guess I just have to stick with Evernote for now...
I just put Word 2011 into Notebook Layout. Works fine for me.
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It appears there will not be Office 2013 for Mac.
I read that to mean that although there won't be an Office 2013 for Mac, there may be a 2014. There was no Office 2007 or 2010 for Mac either- they were always one "year" behind.
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The new "version" in that free upgrade offer is 12 free months of Office 365 (link).
Did you click on "How it works"? You have the choice of a year's free subscription of Office 365, or a download of the Office 2013 version that's equivalent to your Office 2010 purchase.

If you buy Office Home and Student 2010 you have the choice of one year of Office 365 Home Premium, or a download of Office Home and Student 2013. For either version of Office for Mac 2011, your only option is a year of Office 365 Home Premium.
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Did you click on "How it works"? You have the choice of a year's free subscription of Office 365, or a download of the Office 2013 version that's equivalent to your Office 2010 purchase.

If you buy Office Home and Student 2010 you have the choice of one year of Office 365 Home Premium, or a download of Office Home and Student 2013. For either version of Office for Mac 2011, your only option is a year of Office 365 Home Premium.
I assumed Office for Mac 2011 in my original quote. I also seriously doubt that Office 2013 for Mac will be offered in this promotion as it hasn't even been officially announced.

I suppose if you BootCamp or use Parallels and the Windows version on your Mac then you're in the clear.
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I suppose if you BootCamp or use Parallels and the Windows version on your Mac then you're in the clear.
That is the best way to go. Office for windows is just far superior.
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