REDMOND, Wash., June 11, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Microsoft® Word + Entourage™
2001 Special Edition (SE). Word + Entourage 2001 SE is a limited-time promotion that allows users of Macintosh (OS 8.1 and higher) to experience the world’s most popular word-processing application as well as integrated e-mail and personal information management solutions in a value-priced package.
Word + Entourage 2001 SE expands Microsoft’s Mac product line with an offering for price-sensitive customers who do not need all the power of Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac, but still want the best word processing and e-mail software. It enables users to easily create Word documents and manage e-mail and personal information, including addresses, calendar appointments and schedules.
“Word processing and e-mail communication are two of the most common uses of the Mac today,”
said Kevin Browne, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft.
“Now, for a limited time, customers can get two great Office for Mac applications for a reduced price. We want everyone to experience the power and ease that Microsoft applications offer.”
Word + Entourage 2001 SE provides customers with compatibility with Word 98 Macintosh Edition. It is also cross-platform compatible with Microsoft Word 97, Word 2000 and Word XP for Windows, allowing users to save files in their native format and share them with anyone, whether they use a Mac or PC.
In addition to word processing and e-mail functionality, other features of the package include these:
Project Gallery. Users can quickly start projects with the Project Gallery’s customizable templates for resumes, catalogs, newsletters, calendars and more.
Clip Art Gallery. This gallery includes hundreds of images and provides tools to make it simpler to work with graphics and organize art.
Address Book. The comprehensive Address Book stores all contact information and allows users to locate an address on a map or find driving directions from Expedia.com.
Calendar. With the integrated calendar, users can easily organize their schedules and set reminders for important events and projects. The calendar can also be saved as a Web page so others can be notified about a schedule through e-mail and over the Internet.
The specially priced promotional offering for Microsoft Word + Entourage 2001 SE will be available in English and French language versions for a limited time only. The English version is expected to reach U.S. stores in July with an estimated retail price* of $149 (U.S.).
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