As further proof that Microsoft’s spreading the love across all platforms, Office for Mac 2011 has just been officially released at the press event thrown by Microsoft’s local distributor, MSI-ECS at the M Café in Makati. The new version of Microsoft’s long running productivity suite brings over a ton of familiar elements from the Windows version to the Mac, including the ribbon interface. The new version is also completely compatible with old versions of Office, and has all the features of the Windows version to ensure cross compatibility.
Mac users also have the distinction of being able to enjoy the dynamic reordering feature that’s present in PowerPoint, wherein instead of clicking on arrows to prioritize layers, users will get a Windows Aero-like UI and will be able to arrange the layers visually. Potential buyers of Office for Mac 2011 will also be able to enjoy relatively lower prices as there will be single user licenses available for purchase. Sadly, there was no retail pricing announced locally as of yet, but MSI-ECS assures us that there will be one soon.