Microsoft has terminated its support of Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 as of January 10, 2012. Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9, 2013, according to Microsoft’s Office for MacHelp.com blog.
The blog noted that: “Office 2004 had been in maintenance since the release of Office 2008 and that maintenance period was extended in October 2009 for an additional 2-1/2 years to accommodate customers who needed Visual Basic (VBA) support.”
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Office for Mac 2008 is still for sale and will run on OS X 10.4.9 or later, including OS X Lion. The current version is Office for Mac 2011, now at version 14.1.4, and requires OS X 10.5.8 or later, including Lion.