Office for Mac 2011 on sale now, but Outlook underwhelms

Oct 27, 2010

The latest version of Microsoft's Office series for OS X has finally been released.  Office for Mac 2011 is priced from $199.99 upwards from Apple direct with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as standard, though there's an Outlook-free Home and Student version for $149.95 (which also gives you three licenses of each).

However, while Outlook has been steadily improving on the PC, its Mac counterpart sounds like it still needs some work.  Reviewers have been complaining about its poor sync potential with other Apple hardware and services; there's only basic address book sync, rather than integration with iCal or the iPhone, and direct Google sync is also out.

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