updated 01:21 pm EDT, Thu July 26, 2012
Update ensures compatibility with new Mac OS
In a post on the Office for Mac blog, Microsoft's Mac Office team announced that the 2011 version of their software now sports full compatibility with the latest version of Apple's operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. The post walks users through the update process necessary to ensure full compatibility between Office and the new OS. Microsoft's team also pointed out that Mountain Lion also supports Office for Mac 2008.
Users looking to update their software will first have to enable Office for Mac's AutoUpdate feature. Some updates will be necessary to the software in order to enable certain features.
Microsoft's team also notes that directly-downloaded updates will not install correctly if users keep the default security settings on Mountain Lions Gatekeeper feature. Instead, users are advised to only use Microsoft AutoUpdate for updating their software.