Computerworld points to an October 26 ship date for Microsoft Office 2011, based on Amazon's page updates indicating the 10/26 availability -- the products have since been switched back to "sign up to be notified" pre-release mode.
Gregg Keizler's piece also reiterates the discount options for buying Office 2008 and saving on Office 2011; by purchasing the 2008 versions now, buyers can get $25 or $50 off versus the purchase price of the next version.
We expect to hear more about Office 2011 features and fancy bits over the next few weeks.
[9to5mac rang us up to say they actually posted this at 11:58pm on Sept. 9, 2010. Thanks!]