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September 24, 2012
Microsoft Updates Older Versions of Office for Mac
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
Microsoft (News - Alert) might be trying their hardest to get people to change over from the permanent installed version of their Office suite, but that doesn’t mean they are ignoring those versions altogether. Office 365 is Microsoft’s big project these days and it has taken quite a few steps to get people to adopt the cloud-based Office suite. Among the changes Microsoft has made in order to get people to move to Office 365 is a price hike of their newest version of the permanent Office suite. Office 2013 is seeing the first real increase in cost since 2001.
The company is also making an attempt to reach out to more customers, and get more people who aren’t using Microsoft Office to adopt Office 365. Microsoft has even found a way to bring Office 365 to the Lotus operating system. While the technology giant is working hard to get people to fall in love with Office 365, the company is playing it smart with customers by making sure those who have purchased older versions of Office are still being tended to.
Microsoft released a couple of updates on Office for the Mac last Friday that will bring a few of the key elements of older version of the program to light. The company even released Microsoft 2011 14.2.4 and Office 2008 12.3.4 for its signature programs that will bring updates that can be then seamlessly integrated with Outlook as well as display of all reminders on the calendar view. The Office 2011 updates include the ability to have retina display support.
These updates and a few others will certainly help those who are using some of the older versions of Microsoft Office. It seems like this could also be a good way to show those who just recently got the update that switching to Office 365 would actually work better for them.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein