What is the difference between the Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 Family Pack and one of the Office for Mac Business 2011 suites?

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 Family Pack

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 Family Pack

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  • Best Answer:

    The business edition includes everything that the student one does, plus the following:

    - Outlook (email and calendar application)
    - 1 year of tech support (vs. 90 days for student edition)

  • HOME & STUDENT:
    • Word | Excel | PowerPoint | 90 Days Tech Support
    • Three installs

    HOME & BUSINESS:
    • Word | Excel | PowerPoint | Outlook | One Year Tech Support
    • Two installs

  • Apple's Mail app in Snow Leopard supports Microsoft Exchange. So unless you really love "Outlook" you could purchase Home/Student and hook your Mail App into your work's email server and save money.

  • The Home and Student edition does NOT have an e-mail client. The Business edition has Outlook to handle e-mail.

  • Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac.
    It will be available in two editions — a single and a Family Pack with three installs for families with more than one Mac in their household.

    Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac.
    It also will be available in two editions — a single install and a Multi-Pack with two installs for a user with two machines.

  • The business pack includes Outlook. The home/student pack does not.

    " Outlook, is Microsoft's email client, contact manager and calendar utility. In the Mac version of Office, Outlook replaces the Entourage component that was used in previous versions of the suite."

  • The Family Pack comes with 3 licenses and Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Mac Business comes with either 1 license ($199.95) or 2 licenses ($279.95) and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Looks like Business Suite includes Outlook.

  • The Family pack also comes with 3 installs

  • not much difference, just that family pack can be use by more people.