Microsoft posts Office 2008 trial edition, security updates

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Microsoft is hoping to get those Mac users off the fence that haven't already bought its year-old Office 2008 for Mac and, on Tuesday, released a trial edition of the software.

The sampler lasts for 30-days but is fully functional, allowing all of the apps to work as they would in the paid version. As a side benefit, the trial also lets shoppers now download the trial version and buy just a product key; customers now don't have to buy a physical copy to get full access.

It's currently limited to English-literate US customers but should expand to more countries and languages in the near future.

Simultaneously, the company has released its Office 2008 12.1.7 update (268MB) and a corresponding Office 2004 11.5.4 update (9.7MB). The two bolster performance and security, and particularly patch holes that would let hackers write to a system's memory.
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