Office 2011 Gets Office 365 Activation Support; Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners

Office for Mac 2011 updates add activation support for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University as well as bug fixes. Microsoft announces Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners; releases Windows 8 keyboard and touch shortcut cheat sheet.

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 gets updates which includes some bug fixes, and activation support for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University subscription services.

The update designated as 14.3 requires Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later and is available for grab to those who want to use Office for Mac 2011 "as one of their 5 installs in Office 365 Home Premium" or "one of their 2 installs in Office 365 Univeristy."

In addition to above activation support, the 14.3 update fixes the following issues:

  • "Meeting invitation times are displayed inaccurately in Outlook for Mac
  • Slides in collapsed sections cover other slides in Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint for Mac
  • Hash tags (#) in hyperlinks aren't saved correctly in PowerPoint for Mac
  • Crash occurs when you use Paste Special with a partial table in PowerPoint for Mac
  • RTF text that's saved in PowerPoint for Windows can't be pasted into PowerPoint for Mac."

Windows 8 Keyboard shortcut cheat sheet

Also, to help those looking for the most common keyboard and touch shortcuts for Windows 8 operating system--Microsoft created a new cheat sheet to help make your daily tasks a little bit easier.

Check the comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts here.

Of all the new features and functionality in Windows 8 Enterprise, perhaps the most talked about is Windows To Go, which gives users new possibilities in mobile productivity.

In order to provide a seamless mobile Windows 8 experience, Microsoft only supports certified Windows To Go drives. To take it further, Micorosoft announced "Windows To Go Certified Drive Partners."

For those not aware, ""Windows To Go" is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 OS image provisioned on a certified bootable USB drive that allows employees to work from anywhere. To use Windows To Go, you simply insert the provisioned USB drive into a compatible PC and boot into your personalized Windows 8 image, all while maintaining access to key security and management features of the operating system, as well as other key programs included within the corporate image, such as: Group Policy, BitLocker, BranchCache, App-V, UE-V and DirectAccess. Further, unlike many other mobility solutions, Windows To Go users are able to have their personalized Windows environment on their certified USB with or without network connectivity, which means they may be fully productive from any location they choose to work."

For more information, check out the Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows To Go websites.