First Screenshots of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Surface

Boy Genius Report reports that it has received a gallery of screenshots showing off early versions of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite, scheduled for launch later this year.

We've just scored some of the first shots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and while they are said to be very early, you can clearly see the progress that has been made in the transition to native Cocoa applications.

The set of seven screenshots shows off Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Outlook, which will replace Entourage as the e-mail and calendaring component of Office for Mac. The shots also demonstrate how the "ribbon" toolbar display that first appeared in the primary applications of Office 2007 for Windows to mixed reviews will be implemented for Mac.