In a first look at Office for Mac 2011, eWEEK Labs finds a lot to like and no significant cause for complaint. Office for Mac 2011 marks the return of Outlook for Mac and Visual Basic for Applications to the Apple desktop platform. The office suite, which is only available for Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, is scheduled to launch on Oct. 26. It includes new versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which have been updated with new image browsing and template creation capabilities. Also available as part of the suite is access to the SkyDrive file sharing service from Microsoft or, for Office for Mac 2011 volume license customers, document sharing features via SharePoint Foundation 2010. Office Web App versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote are now available for Mac users, and document compatibility issues between Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2010 for Windows simply don't exist.
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