Kaylie Moise, July 26, 2012
Yesterday the highly anticipated OS X Mountain Lion operating system was released. For those that are unsure about getting Mountain Lion, there are plenty of reviews to help you make your decision. Along with this release, Microsoft has announced that Office for Mac 2011 is now ready for the new operating system.
Microsoft says it has been working with Apple to make sure users have a “fantastic experience.” Microsoft is also calling Mac users’ attention to a number of things to ensure the best experience is possible for Office for Mac on Mountain Lion:
- Make sure you have Office for Mac’s AutoUpdate enabled – some updates will be needed to make the most of the upgrade to Mountain Lion. Initiate AutoUpdate in any Office for Mac application by going to your toolbar, then selecting “Help” and then “Check for Updates.”
- Mountain Lion ships with a new feature called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper helps protect users by allowing you to choose to only download and install software from known developers, like Microsoft. Please note that due to the Gatekeeper architecture, updates will not run when you download and initiate them on your desktop; instead please use Microsoft AutoUpdate to keep your copies of Office for Mac current.
And there you have it! In other good news, Microsoft also announced that anyone still using an older version of Office for Mac will be happy to know that Office 2008 for Mac also supports Mountain Lion.Follow @macgasm