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Office v.X Pro To Include Virtual PC

Text editing suite reconfigured into three editions By Dave Nagel
Microsoft is releasing new editions of its Office suite for Macintosh. The new collections are reconfigured to include three versions--Professional, Standard and Student, each offering different components, including Virtual PC in the Pro version. They're expected to ship next week.

Office v.X is a suite of productivity tools for the Mac OS X, including a text editor, a spreadsheet and other miscellaneous applications. The new Professional Edition includes Virtual PC 6.1, along with Word X, Excel X, PowerPoint X and Entourage X. It sells for $499, with upgrades running $329. The Standard and Student Editions include Word X, Excel X, PowerPoint X and Entourage X. The Standard Edition sells for $399, with upgrades running $239. The Student Edition is available for home use for students and teachers for $149.


In addition, Microsoft has announced that Virtual PC is now available under the Microsoft brand name as a standalone application.

The new versions of Office v.X will be available next week in the United States and Sept. 1 worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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