Office for Mac 2011 is ready for Mountain Lion, but you’ll need a few updates to make the most of it

Apple released the latest version of its operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, earlier today. Most people are pleased with the incremental update, but some apps – like Firefox – have had compatibility issues. Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2011 suite – as well as Office for Mac 2008 – is fully compatible with the new OS, but users will need to download an update to “make the most of the upgrade to Mountain Lion.”

Of course, if you’re going through the update process, it’s important to keep in mind that Gatekeeper, a new OS X feature that “helps protect users by allowing you to choose to only download and install software from known developers,” will require you to update Office for Mac 2011 via Microsoft AutoUpdate. If you prefer to update your software manually, you’ll need to adjust your Gatekeeper security settings.

If you haven’t yet participated in our “How is OS X Mountain Lion working for you?” poll, we encourage you to do so.

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/Outlook.com Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.