Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) today announced that it is extending the “Office Party” program that launched last fall into an “Office Romance” promo, which offers consumers who buy any new Mac through April 7, 2003 Microsoft Office v. X for US$199.99. Microsoft also announced today that Apple will preinstall the Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive on all new Macs shipping in 2003. The 30-day trial software gives Mac OS X customers the opportunity to demo all four Office v. X applications — Word X, Excel X, PowerPoint X and Entourage X. In addition, Microsoft introduced Entourage X as a stand-alone product. Entourage X integrates “powerful e-mail, address book, calendar and task management functionality in one simple solution.” Entourage X is available now for US$99.