Early adopters of OS X Lion who rely on Microsoft’s Office For Mac 2011 will be happy to note that Microsoft has announced a forthcoming update to their office suite in order to improve Lion compatibility and add support for Versions, Auto-Save, and Full-Screen Apps.
The news comes via Microsoft’s official blog this week, revealing that Microsoft has received a lot of inquiries and concerns relating to those features, as well as Lion support in general, and notes that Microsoft is currently “working hard with Apple” to enable the features.
While a date hasn’t been specified for the update, the post does mention that it could take awhile, and will likely be measured in months rather than days. Still, it’s good to know that additional Lion support is being worked on.
Personally, I find it very disappointing when companies, especially companies as large as Microsoft, don’t seem to care enough to take advantage of development resources and get their updates out on time. Hey, Microsoft – where were you when Apple was passing out developer previews of Lion months ago?
On a related note, if any of the 12 or so people that actually use Microsoft Communicator are interested, Microsoft has just released an update that makes it work with OS X Lion. You can get the update by running Microsoft AutoUpdate on your Mac.