The following is a press release by Microsoft Middle East regarding the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.
Beginning of press release:
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, the next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, will be available in more than 100 countries around the world at the end of October. The suite will come in two editions to purchase at retail â€” Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. For better alignment across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closely with Office for the Windows operating system.
“We developed Office for Mac to give you the tools to create great looking and compatible documents – with options to pick the right edition for your Mac needs,” said Armagan Demir, Head of Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division Middle East. “More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that works great on the Mac.”
Microsoft also announced that starting Aug 1st 2010, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac they will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it’s available, at no additional cost. This is guaranteed through their ‘Technology Guarantee’ program. Details regarding application for an upgrade can be found here.
The Office Suite will be available in 13 languages including Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. Further details of region-specific availability will be announced late October.
End of press release.
What do you think? I find it weird that Microsoft Middle East even talked about a product that doesn’t support the majority of the Middle East. What does Mr. Armagan Demir think about it? Microsoft claimed no Arabic support.
Source: I couldn’t find it on Microsoft’s website.
Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition.