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office 2011 product boxesOffice for Mac

Microsoft has released suites of its major applications (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) since the late 1980s. Prior to that time each application was sold independently and had varying version numbers. Beginning with Microsoft Office for Mac 2001, all version numbers were revved to “9.0”, which corresponded with Mac OS 9, and Office for Mac X (10.0) was introduced as the first Office for Mac product that was compatible with Mac OS X.

Office for Mac version numbers correspond with Office for Windows version numbers but the year in the names of the products are unique to each platform. For example, Office 2007 for Windows corresponds with  Office 2008 for Mac, Office 2010 for Windows corresponds with Office 2011 for Mac, etc.

Version and Support Information
Name Version Released Support Ends
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.11.2 June 9, 2015 Not yet announced
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.3 July 14, 2015 January 12, 2016
Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 12.3.6 - final version March 12, 2013 April 9, 2013
Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 11.6.6 - final version December 13, 2011 January 10, 2012
Microsoft Office for Mac X 10.1.9 – final version January 5, 2007 January 9, 2007
Microsoft Office for Mac 2001 9.0.6 – final version October 12, 2004 December 13, 2005
Microsoft Office 98 for Macintosh Multiple June 30, 2003 pages


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