Free 2010 Update For New Office 2008 Purchase?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dloreski, May 11, 2010.

  1. dloreski macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Hi all.
    I had planned on using Pages, but some very basic documents I've made from Office won't allign correctly on it. So I would imagine I will see this again in the future too.
    If I purchase a new copy of Office 2008 for Mac now, do they give me a free upgrade when '10 is out?
    I thought I read this some place but wasn't sure.
    - Dave
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I think it'll be called Microsoft Office 2011.. and I seriously doubt it.
  3. Schwieb macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    We have at times offered such a "Technology Guarantee" in the past. I don't know if we're planning to offer one for Office 2011 or not, but if we are, it hasn't been announced. Typically, such a guarantee says "for any purchase after such-and-such a date, you get a free upgrade to the next version when it is available on such-and-such a different date", and the "purchase after" date is usually pretty close to the announcement date.

    Since we haven't made any announcement like that, I'm pretty sure that if you buy Office 2008 right now, you won't get any free upgrade to 2011. I don't know if we'll make such an offer in the future.

    MacBU Dev Lead

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