http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20030114084043231 Microsoft: Office 11 for Mac OS X coming, in spite of Keynote Since Apple's announcement of Keynote - presentation software that competes directly with the Office v.X component PowerPoint - and the Microsoft MacBU's relatively low-key Macworld San Francisco 2003 presence, several readers have expressed concern about the future development of Office for the Mac; PowerPoint in particular. Microsoft told MacFixIt that "yes there will be an Office 11," though the company hasn't "announced timing or any other specifics." In addition, company representatives told us "We're already working on the next version of Office, including PowerPoint. We still believe that cross-platform compatibility and integration of other productivity applications, like Word and Excel, are Office's greatest strengths, and will be the key differentiator with other products on the market. Many of our PowerPoint and Office customers work in a mixed PC and Mac environment where cross-platform compatibility and program integration are critical to success. Office v. X is our most compatible and integrated version of Office ever and continues to meet this need and you can only imagine the improvements we'll make in Office 11." Microsoft is actively maintaining its current Office v.X release, recently releasing a mainenance update that includes localization enhancements.