updated 06:35 pm EST, Tue December 22, 2009
Beta behind schedule but still coming
Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac is set to get beta support for A/V content in Messenger for personal users. The company's MacBU GM Eric Wilfrid admits that the project is running late, as the added functionality was originally expected to be offered as a beta by the end of 2009. The service is currently in the "dogfood" stage of internal testing.
Corporate users can already take advantage of the A/V support, which can be used for virtual meetings conducted via audio or video calls. Office Communications Server 2007 is required for the extra features.
The next version of Office for Mac is said to be ready before the holiday season next year. The A/V support is reportedly on-track to be ready for a public beta sometime in March.