On Tuesday, Microsoft has launched the first trial version of its application suite. It is available for free.
The trial version of Office for Business 2011 and Mac Home comes with fully-functional versions of Excel, Word, Outlook as well as PowerPoint, spreadsheet, e-mail client and presentation manager. It is a 30-day trial edition.
Two years ago Microsoft used the same option, i.e. try-before-you-buy. The company offered a 30-day trial for Office for Mac 2008.
Microsoft allows Mac OS X users to take advantage of Office only 30 days that is a half compared to Windows customers. The trial edition of Office 2010 for consumers and enterprises is valid for 60 days.
When the trial of Office for Mac expires, customers have to buy a product activation key by means of obtaining a key via online purchase or acquiring a boxed copy of the suite.
Home and Business 2011 has the price tag of $174.99 for a single license. One can also spend $228.43 in case you are opting for a two-license pack.
Still if you are not ready to spend such sums of money, you can look for alternatives, such as the for-free OpenOffice.org as well as just-unveiled LibreOffice and iWork bundle offered by Apple.
Customers can download the 890MB Office for Mac trial from the web site of Microsoft after giving an email address along with name.
The development team of Microsoft dodged customer questions about whether they are going to add OneNote to Office for Mac.
Last week the company unveiled OneNote for iPhone users. This version is ideal for those who do not have a desktop version to create notebooks or synchronize notes.
Download : https://www.microsoft.com/mac/trial