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Microsoft Office for Mac 2014 release date, rumours and leaked images

Karen Haslam | July 11, 2013
When will Office for Mac 2013/2014 come out?

Welcome to our new Microsoft Office for Mac 2014 release date, rumours and leaked images article. Here we plan to do everything that the title suggests. We'll be bringing you everything we know about the new version of Office for Mac release date so you can know exactly when the new Office for Mac is coming out. Also we are going to bring you a few of the juiciest rumours about the features you can expect to see in the new Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Finally we have some ideas of how the new Office for Mac will look, and we'll include any leaked Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook images in this article. So sit back and relax we've got Office 2014 covered.

When will Microsoft Office for Mac 2013 be released?

It won't be. The next version of Office for Mac is likely to be called Office for Mac 2014.

When will Microsoft Office for Mac 2014 be released?

A Microsoft roadmap leaked earlier this year suggested that a new version of Office for Mac will arrive in April 2014.

However, that same roadmap suggested that Office for iOS would arrive in October 2014, and as we know, Office for iPhone launched in June.

As you can see from the list below, as a rule new versions happen about every three years, and usually the Mac version of Office comes a year after the PC version. The extra year gives Microsoft's Mac development team time to produce a Mac version of the software suite, rather than just port the Windows version.

1995 - Office 95 for Windows
1997 - Office 97 for Windows
1998 - Office 98 for Mac
2000 - Office 2000 for Windows
Late 2000 - Office 2001 for Mac
2001 - Office X - the first Mac OS X edition
2002 - Office XP for Windows
2003 - Office 2003 for Windows
2004 - Office 2004 for Mac
2007 - Office 2007 for Windows
2008 - Office 2008 for Mac
2010 - Office 2010 for Windows
2011 - Office 2011 for Mac
2013 - Office 2013 for Windows
2014 - Office 2014 for Mac???

On this basis we expect that the new version of Office 2014 for Mac will launch in early 2014. It could launch as soon as January, exactly a year after Microsoft launched Office 2013 for Windows on 29 January 2013.

In the past Microsoft has given press pre-launch demonstrations of the Office suite at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. However, this event usually takes place in January but next year it has been re-scheduled for 27-29 March. It is possible that Office 2014 for Mac could actually launch at this Macworld/iWorld event.


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