Microsoft Releases Free Office 2008 Trial and Updates for Office 2008 and 2004

Microsoft today announced that it is now offering free, 30-day trial downloads of Office 2008 for users located in the United States.

Many of us like to try something before we decide to buy. And with today's launch of the downloadable Office 2008 for Mac Trial, MacBU is giving our customers the option of trying out Office 2008 for 30 days: fully functional, no strings attached. It runs side-by-side with earlier versions of Office, and when your 30 days is up, you have the choice to either purchase a copy from your local Apple retailer or buy a product key from Mactopia online and be up and running without reinstalling.

Microsoft has also released updates to its Office 2008 and Office 2004 application suites. According to a related security bulletin, Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 12.1.7 Update and Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 11.5.4 Update patch several vulnerabilities that could be exploited by maliciously crafted Excel files.