Although there’s been quite a bit of
surrounding it this week, the
Macintosh Business Unit
at Microsoft has announced a Microsoft Office v. X for Mac “triple header” today at the Macworld Conference & Expo in New York City.
The triple header includes the
Palm Handheld Synchronization
add-in for Entourage X, which was announced on Monday; a “Get It Together promotion” that offers up to US$100 off the purchase of Office v. X when it’s purchased with any new Mac; and a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client, that allows remote connection and access to Microsoft Windows-based computers from just about any network connection using a Mac.
From July 15 through Sept. 30, you can buy Office v. X for Mac and any new Mac, and you’ll will receive a mail-in rebate of up to $100. Those who purchase Office v. X for Mac Upgrade and any new Mac will get a $50 mail-in rebate.
The new RDC client enables Mac users to access and run their Windows computer and Windows applications right from their Mac, according to Tim McDonough, marketing director of the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU). He said it offers a viable solution for companies with Macs that need to collaborate with Windows users using non-Mac applications. RDC allows access to Windows-based data, applications and network resources by connecting remotely from virtually anywhere.
RDC is a particularly helpful interim solution for those small-business Mac users who need to access Microsoft Exchange on a corporate network and share calendar information with colleagues, McDonough said. You can download the free English version of RDC now. French, German and Japanese versions are due July 31.