Office for Mac: Install, Activate and Register

It’s all in the numbers. What you need to know to activate, de-activate, register, reset, replace, install, update and upgrade past and current versions of Office for Mac.

Activate De-Activate Install Register Replace Reset Upgrade-Update

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When’s the next version of Office for Mac coming out?

Note: Yep, that’s a loaded question. And I do make a prediction for the next major release of Office for Mac toward the end of this post. However, what’s important is knowing when to expect updates and what to expect in each.

Folks want to know now when they’ll see something new and shiny or maybe they just think the next update will fix a bug that’s biting them. I’d be lying if I said . . .

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Service Pack 2 (SP2) 14.2.0 Warnings for Outlook users

Microsoft released Service Pack 2 (SP2) 14.2.0 on April 12, 2012. Before you update be aware of the following issues.

The update moves several Microsoft User Data (MUD) files to ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/, but does not remove the originals. Unfortunately, some of the files are not copied. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (version 14.2) is not supported with Kerio Connect at this moment. They recommend their customers to not install this update. http://www.kerio.com/blog . . .

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Sale Prices for Microsoft Office for Mac- is it time to upgrade?

Before moving to Lion, you will need to upgrade Microsoft Office for Mac X and 2004. Lion will not run PowerPC applications. Both Office X and Office 2004 are PowerPC. Office X users need to consider that at sometime, you will not be able to upgrade to a newer mail client. If your computer dies and you purchase a new computer that only runs Lion, you import options will be severely limited. See “Tips” below.

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Entourage coexists with Office 2011 Home & Student

Now that an email client is not included in the Home & Student version of Office 2011, users are asking ‘can I continue to use Entourage’? The answer is yes! See Microsoft KB: 2394241 for full details. You cannot find Entourage 2008 after installing Office for Mac 2011

If you decide at a later time that you want to upgrade Office 2011 Home & Student to include Outlook, you will be able to upgrade to . . .

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How-To: Install with Upgrade CD

If you are using an “upgrade” CD of Office for Mac and are trying to install, but no longer have the older version installed, follow these steps:

Install from the new UPGRADE CD Follow the Instructions When instructed, insert the original CD (E.g. Office:mac Upgrade 2001) Browse to the Microsoft Office FOLDER on the original ‘CD’ (POINTING TO THE ‘CD’ does not work) Install the updates.

For a successful install and update of Office for . . .

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