A story on Macworld UK says that Microsoft has confirmed that Office 2007 for Mac will not ship until the second half of 2007. The story quotes a Courier Mail report saying that "Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) product manager Mary Starman revealed the news, which means the Mac version of the office productivity suite will lag eight months behind the Windows version of the software (scheduled to ship January 2007)." However, the company has said that the new version with offer a Mac OS X look and feel, interface improvements, and enhanced features.
How interesting ... a day after Apple released a new "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" advertisement:
See the Self Pity Spot advertising that Macs have Microsoft Office too
It's hard to say whether annoucements like this are calculated or coincidence. Hmmmmm....