Now that Apple has launched OS X Mountain Lion, Microsoft is confirming that its two Office productivity suite versions for Mac – Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2008 for Mac – are up and ready to support what Apple calls as “the world’s most advanced desktop operating system“. Over at Microsoft’s Office for Mac blog, the team behind the productivity suite is asking Office for Mac users to have the AutoUpdate feature enabled, as it will be needed to make the most of the upgrades to Mountain Lion.

To do this, you can enable AutoUpdate in any Office for Mac application by going to the toolbar, then selecting “Help” and then “Check for Updates.” Microsoft notes that Mountain Lion is outfitted with a new feature called Gatekeeper that helps protect users by allowing them to download and install software from known developers. To keep your Office for Mac updated, Microsoft is recommending that you use Microsoft AutoUpdate, since the updates will not be able to run when you download them on your desktop. Cheers!

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