Washington, March 12 ANI | 5 months ago

Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a new version of Office suite for the Mac later this year.


While the present version Office:mac 2011 is not up to mark in terms of user interface and functionality when compared to the latest Windows version, it was updated since its release so it could be used as part of an Office 365 subscription.

After folding its Mac business unit, which developed the package, into its business software unit in 2010, Microsoft finally shut it down entirely, according to German Office boss Thorsten Hubschen, so a planned version of Office:mac 2013 never appeared, the PC World reported.

Confirming the development work for the next version of Office for Mac, a representative for Microsoft said that the team was hard at work on the next version of Office for Mac.

The representative further said that while she did not have details to share when it came to timing and its availability, she said that Office 365 subscribers would automatically get the next Office for Mac at no additional cost.

(Posted on 12-03-2014)