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By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, September 15, 2009

lynda.com exclusive video training partner for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

We’re really excited about our new partnership with Microsoft: With its release yesterday, new Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition (and upgrade) customers get lynda.com training in the box. Here’s the official press release:

SEPTEMBER 16 – CARPINTERIA, CA - lynda.com, the award-winning provider of online training and education for consumers, businesses and schools, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to be the exclusive video training partner for its Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition products. Training will be included in product boxes for all purchasers of Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition and the Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition upgrade.

“We are proud to partner with Microsoft by providing in-the-box training for Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition customers,” said Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com. “Our goal is to help Office 2008 for Mac users to get up to speed on all the applications in this collection of top business software. Our partnership also underscores our commitment to providing high-quality video training content for a wide range of Office 2008 for Mac users.”

“Microsoft is pleased to partner with lynda.com to support our Office 2008 for Mac community,” said Kurt Schmucker, Senior Evangelist for the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. “With lynda.com’s top-quality training videos included with the Business Edition and Business Edition upgrade, we know users can be productive and creative with our enhanced suite of business software and tools right out of the gate.”

The new Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition includes updated versions of Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Entourage®, and much more. Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition launched on Sept. 15, 2009.

Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition users are also invited to accept a special offer from lynda.com for further training in all Office 2008 for Mac software. More information is available at http://www.lynda.com/promo/MacOffice08

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