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Microsoft announces Office Mountain Lion update

updated 01:21 pm EDT, Thu July 26, 2012

Update ensures compatibility with new Mac OS

In a post on the Office for Mac blog, Microsoft's Mac Office team announced that the 2011 version of their software now sports full compatibility with the latest version of Apple's operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. The post walks users through the update process necessary to ensure full compatibility between Office and the new OS. Microsoft's team also pointed out that Mountain Lion also supports Office for Mac 2008.

Users looking to update their software will first have to enable Office for Mac's AutoUpdate feature. Some updates will be necessary to the software in order to enable certain features.

Microsoft's team also notes that directly-downloaded updates will not install correctly if users keep the default security settings on Mountain Lions Gatekeeper feature. Instead, users are advised to only use Microsoft AutoUpdate for updating their software.



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  1. prl99

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    Joined: 03-24-09

    So Microstupid decides to try and end-around Gatekeeper. Apple created Gatekeeper to try and make sure unauthorized applications wouldn't be installed and run so here goes the number 1 purveyor or malware, Microsoft, trying to keep from playing the security game. Microsoft also wants the auto-update lack of feature to be set so they can push down anything they want. Thanks for nothing.

  1. mojkarma

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    Joined: 10-13-11

    prl99,
    please, could you take your fanboyish garbage somewhere else. Thank you.

  1. MADSCI3NCE

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    Joined: 12-07-10

    While Office 2011 may be compatible I'd love to see an update that at least gives the option to have Outlook notifications integrate with ML's Notification Center. Maybe everyone won't want that but I'd rather all my notifications come in the same way.

  1. prl99

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    Joined: 03-24-09

    Number 1, this is a Mac site. If you don't like Macs, then go away. Number 2, what I said has all to do with the way Microsoft refuses to do things the Apple-way on Apple software. If you didn't understand what I was saying, then do some research instead of simply calling me a fanboy.

  1. msuper69

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    Joined: 01-16-00

    Originally Posted by prl99View Post

    So Microstupid decides to try and end-around Gatekeeper. Apple created Gatekeeper to try and make sure unauthorized applications wouldn't be installed and run so here goes the number 1 purveyor or malware, Microsoft, trying to keep from playing the security game. Microsoft also wants the auto-update lack of feature to be set so they can push down anything they want. Thanks for nothing.



    Microsoft is hardly the "number 1 purveyor or malware".
    Where did you come up with this?
    Please provide a reputable, objective analysis of Microsoft's software that will corroborate your thesis.

    (I'm not a big fan of Microsoft but in the interest of fairness, I don't like false allegations against any company or person).

  1. And.reg

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    Joined: 02-22-04

    Greetings. I am unable to delete my posts, and apparently you moderators are on some kind of a strike.

    Therefore, I have removed the content of the original post by hand.

    I am asking for this post to be deleted, since I don't seem to have the option to do that myself.

  1. mojkarma

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    Joined: 10-13-11

    prl99,
    once again:
    please take your childish behavior somewhere else. I don't need to prove anybody whether I like Macs (or Apple) or not. The fact that this is a site about Macs and Apple doesn't mean that you get popular here or earn friends just because you spit your nonsense about Microsoft here.
    Yes, I read what you have wrote. I don't care. I could ask the same question why Mountain Lion has the option to block any software coming outside from their App Store automatically turned on as standard? Maybe Apple is the one who wants to control everything. I'm so sick of childish behaving Apple fanboys. Once they talked about Intel as the biggest devil next to MS. You know what happened. Than another stupid fanboy tried to explain to my why a full opened application window doesn't make any sense on a computer. You know what happened. Then there were those fanboys talking about MS and its Windows and how that OS terrorize them with some constant messages. Voila, welcome to notifications on ML.
    And finally: I don't think that every software company has to do it in the Mac way because the Mac way is not always the best way. For example, I rather create my shortcuts right in the application (MS Word, for example) where I need 2-3 clicks to get the job done, instead of setting my shortcuts for Pages in the System Preferences, completely outside of the application which I want to adjust to my liking. How stupid is it to set shortcuts for the application in another application? Mac way???!!!
    BTW, when I click on the red button it closes the Safari window but the program is still active. Interestingly, when I do the same on iPhoto, it closes the application completely. Now, give me a reasonable explanation why this is so, and what is the Mac way here? I have a PhD, but I don't get it. Same action on the same button produces a completely different result. Mac way? Get a life. I give Apple a credit where they deserve it and I complain where they deserve it.
    BTW, 2 iMacs, 2 Macbooks Pro, 2 Cinema Displays, 1 Mac Mini, Time Capsule 1GB, first gen. iPad, 2 iPhone4, 1 iPhone 3G. That's my Apple equipment. That's probably more than what the typical MS hate driven Apple fanboys with their rosa Apple sunglasses will ever have in their life.

  1. Waragainstsleep

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    Joined: 03-20-04

    I;ve only used a dev preview so far, not the shipping version of ML but somehow I doubt that notification centre starts telling you things like "your computer is at risk" the second you boot it for the first time. Getting notifications you actually need or want is not something people complained at on Windows, it was the barrage of difficult to stop pointless messages about security settings. Last few clean XP installs I did, the first thing that comes up is a message saying "you need to fix your computer" before its even had a chance to break.

    As for circumventing the Apple security policies, Office 2008 is older than the App store and Office 2011 was available without it so how can they push update via the app store?

    Frankly I'm amazed that MS has got this update done so quickly. They normally take a while. They never should have taken so long in the past so its about time they got efficient.

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