As part of a longer-term plan that includes adding Outlook to the Mac version of Office, Microsoft has released a new business-specific version of Office for Mac. That's a welcome step for corporate users who want to use the Mac, but it doesn't come cheap.
While Office for Mac Business Edition drops on September 16, it will cost $499 (and in 2010 that will go up to $599). The regular home/student edition costs $229. For the extra money, corporate users get the "web services edition" of Entourage with enhanced Exchange support, Document Connection for Mac for Sharepoint integration, and additional business-specific templates and clip art. Existing corporate users can upgrade for $349.
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