Microsoft's Office for Mac team announced the release Office for Mac to all customers in the greater China region, providing Mac users the Office tools they want to work across platforms.
Office for Mac 2011 is now available in -- Traditional and Simplified Chinese languages. "This is the first version of Office for Mac built specifically for the greater China region, and we are thrilled to welcome new customers to Office 2011," announced Eric Wilfrid.
"Launching our product in China is especially exciting because a part of our engineering team is based here in Beijing. The Beijing team works closely with our teams in Redmond and Silicon Valley, and is responsible for the worldwide development of several key components of Office for Mac including Excel." "Ever since we started the Beijing team [about 5 years ago], the team has been looking forward to this day: as we bring Office for Mac to the local market, our team can share all of our work with local friends and family. Throughout the development cycle of Office 2011, the team worked hard and used their deep knowledge of the local market to bring Chinese-specific features expanding the power of Office for Mac. In particular, Office for Mac 2011 adds new font support with made-for-China typefaces, Chinese layout support and the suite works natively with the Mac IME," Wilfrid stated.
[Source: Office for Mac]