Mac Office 2008 to Use the Standard Mac Installer

Good news from Microsoft’s Mac BU’s Dunstan Gourlie:

To that end, I am happy to announce that Office 2008 for Mac will use the Apple-recommended Apple Installer technology for Office 2008 installation. This means that the data that Office installs will ship on the disc in .pkg format, installs will work well with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) and will be Applescript-able. Once installed, the user has the freedom to move the Office folder to a different location on the system and Office will run from there. I hope that this will make Office for Mac configuration/deployment easier for IT admins.   

And in other good news, they’re no longer going to spew additional fonts in your Library folder whether you like it or not.

Thursday, 13 September 2007