Office 2008.. the aftermath

o I’ve finally got Office 2008 for Mac installed, but how well does it hold up under scrutiny? Well, firstly, I would say that this release is not ground-breaking in the way that Apple’s iWorks 2008 felt groundbreaking. All of the Office applications (I’ve not used Entourage a great deal) work pretty much as you’d expect them to.

However, this, in itself is the key improvement with Office 2008. Having struggled with Office for Mac 2004 running emulated under Rosetta, with all it’s stability issues, we Mac users finally have a robust and stable processor-native OS-native version of the Office suite for ourselves.

In conclusion, it’s “evolutionary, not revolutionary”, but that’s just what I needed Microsoft to deliver.