Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft Office for Mac hasn't seen a refresh in a few years now, but all that looks set to change in 2014. First reported from CeBIT by German site Computerwoche, Microsoft will finally update its office suite for Mac before this year is out. The folks at Macworld then followed up with a quote from Microsoft:

A representative for Microsoft confirmed that development work for the next version of Office for Mac is ongoing. "The team is hard at work on the next version of Office for Mac," she said in an email. "While I don’t have details to share on timing, when it’s available, Office 365 subscribers will automatically get the next Office for Mac at no additional cost."

Whether or not Office for Mac is as big a deal today as it was in 2011 is still the question, though. As with the rumored Office for iPad it has its target market, but with iWork being pretty low cost and also having a cloud based version now, is it too little, too late from Microsoft?

Whenever it drops, it needs to be a noticeable improvement on the last full release. Office 2011 lags way behind its Windows opposite, so if we're to actually want to use it, an equal is needed. Would you pick up Office 2014 for Mac?

Source: Computerwoche, Macworld