- Apr 12, 2001
Microsoft announced that Office 2008 for the Mac will be delayed until January of 2008.
Despite its name, the newest version of Microsoft Office was due for the Mac in "the second half of 2007." Lingering bugs were cited as the reason for the delay:
Other factors blamed for the delay included the switch to Intel combined with a change in Office file formats. "It was no one thing. "This release was harder than most just because of all those things happening at once.""It really is just a quality issue across the board," Craig Eisler, general manager of Microsoft's Macintosh business unit, said in an interview Wednesday.
As a result, the launch of Office 2008 is expected at Macworld Expo 2008 in San Francisco.