Update Coming Soon! for 'Communicator & Outlook' Issues in Office for Mac 2011 on OS X Lion

Apple just four day ago launched its latest deskop operating system the Mac OS X Lion. Those who have been thinking about upgrading to Lion soon, be prepared for the Communicator and Outlook issues, and a few other small issues, revealed Office for Mac team.The Office for Mac team says that "Many of our Office […]

Apple just four day ago launched its latest deskop operating system the Mac OS X Lion. Those who have been thinking about upgrading to Lion soon, be prepared for the Communicator and Outlook issues, and a few other small issues, revealed Office for Mac team.

The Office for Mac team says that "Many of our Office for Mac engineers have been running Lion for months, and are generally having no problems running Office 2011 on it. There're two large- and several smaller Office for Mac 2011 issues (on Lion) that we want to highlight.

"First, Communicator for Mac crashes when you send an instant message or start an audio/visual call. We'll fix this issue in an upcoming update to Communicator for Mac. (Note that many users may never use Communicator, because it's a corporate product, and not included with the mainline Office products.)," informs Office for mac team.

"Second, on Lion, Outlook can't import mail from Apple Mail. We're reviewing this and don't yet have a plan to fix it. However, if your mail is already in Outlook, then this issue won't affect you."

Finally, the smaller Office issues are fairly minor or cosmetic, things like windows that might not align as they did in Snow Leopard, and we will continue to work together with Apple to fix these in our next regular updates," the team added.

Also note that the Office 2008 will also benefit from a couple of updates. While our first priority is Office 2011, we will fully test and take care of any significant issues on 2008 as well," the team stated.

The team is currently working of updates, and will soon have the updates available through Automatic Updates channel in the near future.

For additonal information at any time, please check the Office for Mac Knowledge Base KB2586538 for complete details.

[Source: Office for Mac]