Microsoft is launching Office 2001 on October 13, as exclusively revealed on Macworld Online,

Office Mac: 2001 features new and enhanced features, as well as a new application – the personal-information management (PIM) tool, Entourage.

As well as a calendar, task and address-book information, Entourage has an integrated email client that links information and documents.

In related news, work is also progressing on Watson, the update to the Mac version of Outlook, that works with Microsoft's Exchange Server product.