Microsoft Excel 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP2 (OS X)
Microsoft Excel 2007 SP2 & 2010 SP1 (Windows)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level Excel document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Thursday, 13-Sep-2012 11:21:05 EDT.
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) has a Provider Notes article on the new file format that is the default in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 for Windows and Excel 2008 for OS X and requires a converter to be opened in any other version of Excel. Users of Excel 2003 for Windows can install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to read Excel 2007, Excel 2008, and Excel 2010 files in their default format. Users of Excel 2004 for OS X can install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac to read Excel 2007, Excel 2008, and Excel 2010 files in their default format.
Excel 2010 is not compatible with Oracle EPM/Hyperion. Do not install Excel 2010 for users of Oracle EPM/Hyperion.
Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 also have a significantly revised interface, which features a "ribbon" design and will be a major change for many users who are familiar and comfortable with older versions of Excel.
Microsoft released Excel 2008, the first Universal binary version of Excel, in January 2008. Microsoft Excel 2004 works properly in Apple's Rosetta translation layer but that layer is no longer present in Mac OS X Lion.
Excel 2002 for Windows was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2007 and Excel v.X for OS X was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2009. Excel 2003 was removed from the supported list in Fiscal 2012 and Excel 2004 was removed from the supported list in Fiscal 2013.
Microsoft software is now available to University of Pennsylvania departments through the Microsoft Select Program, a volume license agreement. A detailed description of the Microsoft Program including product information and a FAQ has been prepared by the Office of Software Licensing. All purchases of Microsoft Select software are made through the Computer Connection.
Microsoft Excel may be purchased as part of Microsoft's Office suite of products, which bundles Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or it may be purchased separately. ISC believes that Excel is generally best purchased in the bundled Office suite.
Windows 7 Compatibility
Excel 2007 SP2 and Excel 2010 function correctly in Windows 7.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Excel 2008 SP2 and Excel 2011 SP2 function correctly in OS X Mountain Lion.