What is Office ? Office is the stand-alone, perpetual license version of Office. You make a one time purchase, and you get to keep on using it as long as you want—on one PC or Mac. That sounds okay. Why not avoid a subscription fee for Office and buy a perpetual license? Well, there are a few reasons.
Release[ edit ] Office was originally slated for release in the second half of ; however, it was delayed until January , purportedly to allow time to fix lingering bugs. Unlike Office for Windows, Office was not offered as a public beta before its scheduled release date. Entourage , Excel , PowerPoint and Word. Mac-only features included are a publishing layout view, which offers functionality similar to Microsoft Publisher for Windows, a "Ledger Sheet mode" in Excel to ease financial tasks, and a "My Day" application offering a quick way to view the day's events. On February 21, Geoff Price revealed that the format conversion update for Office would be delayed until June in order to provide the first update to Office