Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 is the most recent version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Mac OS X. It is the successor to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and is comparable to Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows.
Microsoft Office 2011 includes more robust enterprise support and greater feature parity with the Windows edition. Its interface is now more similar to Office 2007 and 2010 for Windows, with the addition of the Ribbon. Support for Visual Basic for Applications macros returned after having been dropped in Office 2008. In addition, Office 2011 supports online collaboration tools such as SkyDrive and Office Web Apps, allowing Mac and Windows users to simultaneously edit documents over the web. It also supports Apple's high-density Retina displays, allowing the display of sharp, accurate text and images.
Additional new and improved features include:
|Applications and services||Home & Student||Home & Business||Academic||Standard|
|Communicator||Not included||Not included||Included||Included|
|Office Web Apps||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Remote Desktop Connection||Not included||Included||Included||Included|
|Information Rights Management||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Windows Share Point Services Support||Not included||Included||Included||Included|