updated 03:15 pm EDT, Tue September 15, 2009
Part of simplified Office lineup
Microsoft has announced a reorganization of its Office 2008 for Mac product lineup. The software now comes in just two main editions: Home & Student, and Business. The latter is new, adding a series of differences on top of the regular releases of Word, Excel, Entourage and PowerPoint.
These include the ability to sync tasks, notes and categories through Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition; the software should also have faster data sync in general, better supporting Exchange e-mail and calendars. A Document Connection module said to improve browsing documents via SharePoint and/or Office Live Workspace, and the suite includes over 200 templates and pieces of clip art. Business Edition is now on sale for $400, or $240 as an upgrade from any other Office suite or program ranging between 98 and 2004.