Slogging through tens of seconds of load times when Office 2004 fires up is nobody's idea of fun, but speedy Intel compatibility isn't the only thing that Office 2008 will bring next year. The new version will have a feature to export PowerPoint presentations to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPod video/classic by way of iPhoto, so you can run through your previous quarter's sales reports in the comfort of a tiny, tiny screen. Or you can get an Apple TV-Out cable and project it onto a TV, which would be the smart thing to do. Office '08 should be available in January at MacWorld. [PCWorld]
But is it compatible with VoiceOver? Apple keeps touting its accessibility but is just shy of getting there. Their implementation of Braille is intriguing but they are limited on methods of getting the Braille on paper. I know the VoiceOver issue for Office is more Microsoft than Apple but Apple really needs to push this.