Microsoft announced in late July that it was preparing updates for Office 2011 to fix bugs and generally improve Lion support. That first update finally went live late yesterday, fixing a variety of minor bugs that affected Office 2011 in Lion. Unfortunately one of the biggest complaints when Lion was released was that Outlook 2011 couldn’t import emails from Mail.app – that issue has yet to be fixed, with Microsoft simply disabling the ability to import email on Lion.
As Microsoft’s Mac department revealed back in July, another more significant update for Office 2011 will arrive in a few months. In that update Microsoft has said they will bring support for new Lion features such as Versioning, Auto Save and full-screen mode to their applications.
Jump the break for a full list of improvements, whilst you can manually download the update from the Microsoft Download Center.
Last Updated: 05/20/2013
In 2010, Outlook poorly supported Gmail accounts, but today it’s a lot better. Most of the setup that was previously required is now automated. In this revised guide, you’ll now find two major sections. The first shows you where to plug in your account information, and I’ll also walk you through some extra steps to remove a couple unnecessary folders. The second details how you can make Outlook feel more like Mail, and includes some of what was previously covered in the 2010 tutorial. I’ve also removed the previous introduction — I’ll get straight to the point. I hope you find this guide more more relevant and useful than it was before.
Office for Mac 2011, a major new version of Microsoft’s productivity suite, is now available. Featuring a brand new Ribbon interface and lots of new features geared towards long-time Mac users and recent switchers, the new update to Office replaces Entourage with a full version of Outlook for Mac.