Amid all of the fuss being made about Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion, Microsoft published a note on their blog assuring users that both Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 and Office for Mac 2011 are fully compatible with Mountain Lion.
The suites may not include support for all of Mountain Lion’s new features, however – and neither version includes Retina display support, leaving the ball in Microsoft’s court to deliver a future update.
From the Office for Mac blog:
The Office for Mac team is happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is Mountain Lion ready! We’ve been working with Apple to ensure a fantastic experience for our users.
There are a couple of items we’d like to call to your attention:
• Make sure you have Office for Mac’s AutoUpdate enabled – some updates will be needed to make the most of the upgrade to Mountain Lion. Initiate AutoUpdate in any Office for Mac application by going to your toolbar, then selecting “Help” and then “Check for Updates.”
• Mountain Lion ships with a new feature called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper helps protect users by allowing you to choose to only download and install software from known developers, like Microsoft. Please note that due to the Gatekeeper architecture, updates will not run when you download and initiate them on your desktop; instead please use Microsoft AutoUpdate to keep your copies of Office for Mac current.
*Office for Office 2008 for Mac is also supported on Mountain Lion.