As these things go, Microsoft Office 2011 and OS X 10.7 seem to play fairly well together, though there are issues and Redmond’s promising fixes. Step inside for a quick look at what the problems as they are and who’s like to be affected.
Microsoft’s Pat Fox in a Office for Mac blogpost notes several issues — no apparent show stoppers — regarding Office 2011 and OS X Lion.
“We’ve been working with Apple from the early days of Lion, and collectively have been able to address many issues leading up to the Lion release,” says Fox. “Many of our Office for Mac engineers have been running Lion for months, and are generally having no problems running Office 2011 on it.”
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The two issues Fox calls “large” are fairly specific and shouldn’t affect the great majority of users: Communicator for Mac crash when sending an IM during an AV call, and a fresh Outlook install can’t import from OS X Mail.
If you’re interested in reading the long-form version of the issues Microsoft’s identified, check out their Known issues with Office for Mac on MacOS 10.7 (Lion), which covers both currently supported version Office versions, 2008 and 2011.
Thereupon, Fox says that Office 2011 is the focus, and that patches for Office 2008 will be developed and made available.
Are you an Office for Mac user, how that’s going?