Last week I decided to buy the latest version of Microsoft Office. It’s the most recent version, Mac Office 2011.
My new MacBook Air doesn’t include an optical drive so I didn’t want to buy the DVD version. Instead I bought it directly from from Microsoft’s website and was able to download it straight to the Air.
I don’t know yet if the new version of MS Office is better than the last version. I bought it because I need Excel and my kids need PowerPoint for school projects. I’m not giving Entourage another chance. I’ve moved on to gmail and sanebox.
Along with my purchase, I was informed that I’m allowed it install this software on 3 different Macs. That’s good. So I did just that. It took me about an hour to install it all three machines.
I’m not sure what happens if I get a new Mac. Can I deactivate an account from my current machine and transfer the license to the new one?
It would be much better if MS had a web version of Office that worked with any browser and on any platform. I’d love that. I wouldn’t have waited so long to buy MS Office and I’d be a more active user.