Microsoft begins shipping Office 2008 for Macs

Posted by Mark Raby

San Francisco (CA) - Mac Office 2008 has begun shipping, giving owners of Apple computers a crack at the latest version of Microsoft's productivity suite.

The announcement was made during Steve Jobs's 2008 Macworld keynote.  It is the first time that a new version of Office has been made available for the Mac platform less than a year after one launched for the PC.

The suite includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage, a calendar/to-do list application.