Microsoft has chopped the basic pricing of its new Office suite for Macintosh, due to reach the Australian market in October.
The current version, Office 2008 for Mac, costs A$649 in the standard version, with a “home and student” edition available at $229.
The new Office For Mac Home And Business 2011 – which appears to replace the standard 2008 version – will cost a basic $279, a $360 reduction. A “Home and Student” version starts at $169, down $60.
The $169 for “Home and Student” covers just one installation. If users want more, they can buy a family pack for $309 which allows installation on three Macs.
“Home and Business” users get one install for their $279; a “Multi-Pack” at $379 allows just one extra installation.
Both editions include World, PowerPoint, Excel and Messenger applications. “Home and Business” also includes the Outlook e-mail program.