MWSF 2010: Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Announced

The big announcement at the kickoff of Macworld Conference & Expo today was Microsoft’s official announcement of Office 2011 for Mac. 

Office 2011 ousting Entourage and adopting Outlook for Mac, built from the ground up. It will also herald the return of Visual Basic, which didn’t make the cut in the 2008 version.

Also, the “ribbon” user interface that introduced in Office 2007 for Windows and Office 2008 for Mac is getting a visual facelift and functionality overhaul. And a nice little touch will be smooth transitions in the ribbon interface via Core Animation.

Office 2011 for Mac should be available for Holiday 2010. The price has yet to announced.