All the usual productivity software suspects for the Mac

Office for Mac hasn’t been updated since the last version, Office 2011. Microsoft has finally released a preview of the latest Office 2016 for Mac though it only runs on OS X Yosemite.

While the Outlook for Mac preview was recently made available only for Office 365 subscriptions, any Mac user on Yosemite can download the preview. There’s the usual suspects: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and yes, Outlook.


The build will be usable until the actual release of the software, where it will then expire for roughly a month after, says Microsoft.

As to when the software will be released, Microsoft has only stated a “second half of the 2015” availability. No pricing details have been released for the box retail version, but existing Office 365 subscribers will be able to upgrade without extra charges.

Current Office 2011 for Mac users will have their support end on Jan 12, 2016, which means no more security patches so best consider an upgrade.

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