Microsoft Office is a popular productivity suite that’s available for both Windows and Mac, two of the widely used platforms out there. Redmond has been shipping Office for Mac but it has been quite a while since the existing version received a major update, in fact it has almost been four years. The reason why no update has been released for so long is because Microsoft’s Mac business unit was disbanded back in 2010. Now the possibility of an Office for Mac 2014 update release has been rekindled.

Microsoft executive Thorsten Hübschen, who is tasked with overseeing Office in Germany, revealed that the first major Office for Mac update in almost four years could be released in the coming months. He made these plans public at the CeBIT industry show in Hanover. Hübschen said that there’s now a renewed focus on cross platform versions of Office at Microsoft and that the company has already started talking to its enterprise customers about a new Office for Mac edition.

The company may not have focused on Office for Mac, but Apple didn’t let that opportunity pass. It has revamped its iWork productivity suite completely, making it one of the best options for users looking to get serious work done on their Macs. Hübschen didn’t say exactly when Office for Mac 2014 update release is going to take place, but at least we know now that its under consideration at Redmond.

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