Office for Mac 2011 Standard Edition (Includes Software Assurance) (English)

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Standard Edition is a suite of programs that includes:

  • Microsoft Excel 2011, a spreadsheet program
  • Microsoft Outlook 2011, an email, time, and information manager
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2011, a presentation program
  • Microsoft Word 2011, a full-featured word processor
  • Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, a communications client that works with Communications Server 2007 R2

The Standard Edition is available only through Volume Licensing programs, such as the one offered through PNGO PROGRAM.

Office for Mac 2011 was designed for the Mac environment, with many features and interface elements intended specifically for Mac users. The help files, menus, and preferences are formatted and organized according to the most recent Apple design standards

New in the 2011 version, the Office for Mac ribbon enhances usability by bringing together the most popular formatting and creation tools — previously found in the Formatting Palette and Elements Gallery in Office 2008 — in a single, unified design. The ribbon complements the classic Mac menu and standard toolbar.

Also new, coauthoring allows multiple people to work on the same document simultaneously. In addition, Office Web Apps, online companions to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, let users post, access, and share files from any web browser. Office Web Apps can be hosted on premises with SharePoint 2010 or organizations can use the free Windows Live SkyDrive.

Office for Mac 2011 is fully compatible with Office 2010, and backward compatible with previous versions of Office for both platforms. The Open XML file format allows files to be customized and edited by third-party applications and scripts.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.



  • Intel processor
  • 1 GB or more RAM
  • HFS+ hard disk format with 2.5 GB available hard-disk space
  • 1280x800-pixel (or higher) display
  • DVD drive


  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later


  • For Outlook and certain features — Internet access.
  • For Communicator — connectivity to Communications Server 2007 R2; Safari 5
  • For certain online functionality — a Windows Live ID
  • For Exchange support in Outlook — connectivity to Exchange 2007 Rollup 4 with SP1 or later
  • For access to files stored on a SharePoint Server — connectivity to SharePoint Services 3.0 or later
  • For Office Web Apps hosted on premises — SharePoint Foundation Server 2010