On Tuesday, the MacBU team at Microsoft released the Office for Mac 2011 trial edition. You can test the full version, Home and Business edition, free for 30 days.
You’ll need to register for the trial with some brief personal information before you download.
In the MacBU’s blog, Pat Fox, Senior Director of Product Management, Office for Mac, said: “If you’re still thinking about Office 2011, I’m happy to announce we now have a full trial available at www.microsoft.com/mac/trial, free to use for 30-days after download. We know it’s important for some of you to be able to test out new features. For those that will be trying the suite for the first time, we hope you enjoy some of the new items – Outlook for Mac, new co-authoring tools, Excel’s Sparklines, Dynamic Reorder in Word & PowerPoint, and more.”
There is a very good FAQ that answers customer questions, including how to upgrade to the paid edition when the free trial is over and the handling of Outlook if you only purchase the Home and Student edition.