One of the biggest problems for a Mac user has always had was communicating with Windows users, and Windows users may sigh when they found they were doing work with a Mac user. With the release of Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac this no longer needs to be an issue. Along with changes in compatibility, the entire Office suite for Mac received an overhaul. According to reviews, including by PC Magazine, this version of Office makes working on a Mac for office-work worthy.
Users of the Mac version of Office can not only share files with Windows, but along with Windows Office 2010 users can work together online. A user of the Windows version should easily be able to switch and use the Mac version of Office as well. In Office 2011 many of the commands are in the same locations. There is no reason to learn an entire new software program because you already know it. This should turn heads of people who were thinking of switching to using Mac, but were slow to do so, not having time to learn new programs.
According to the Microsoft website and reviews such as those in PC Magazine, the Office suite for Mac runs noticeably faster. The suite includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the Home and Student versions. For the Home and Office versions, Outlook was added to the package. An online editing option is Windows SkyDrive. With the addition of this online feature you are able to work on documents online and share and edit them there. This allows for greater collaboration and access to your documents, wherever you happen to be that day. Also new to the Office for Mac suite is a template gallery and simple-to-use photo editing tools. With all of these additions and faster functioning software, Office 2011 for Mac may be worth it for your home or office work.