It’s official: this year, Microsoft will launch the new version of Office 2021, its following Single-license office automation designed for those who don’t want to opt for a subscription or want to use cloud services.
We don’t know much about the next version of the Software, but there is no doubt that Microsoft will take the opportunity to integrate into Office 2019 the improvements they have been working on in recent months.
Along with Office 2021, aimed at consumers, will come Office LTSC, designed for businesses. Read on for all the news that the Software from Microsoft, as well as when, where and how to get it.
Launch: when will Office 2021 be released?
There is still no official date for the launch of Office 2021, but on February 18 we learned an important fact that we did not know until now. Office 2021 will arrive this year, three years after Office 2019.
As we said, there is no confirmed release date, but the company has announced that it will be produced at The end of the year
Of course, and as expected, last April we already had access to a preview or Overview, with which we were able to know some of the news that will arrive in a few months.
Price: How much will the Office 2021 license cost?
We also do not know the price of the Office 2021 license, although it should be remembered that, unlike Microsoft 365, this will be a one-time payment, with which you will receive support for up to five. years.
Microsoft is expected to continue to offer the Office Home and Business package, priced at $ 299 (VAT not included) in its 2019 version.
You can consult our Microsoft 365 buying guide for a complete breakdown of the prices of the office package that the company has by subscription, and thus find out which option is most worthwhile.
How and where to buy an Office 2021 license?
At this time, it is not possible to purchase an Office 2021 license, as it is not yet on sale. When it does, you can do it right from Microsoft’s website, in stores like Amazon, or in the Apple Store for the Mac version.
Compatibility: For which devices will Office 2021 be available?
We have already said that Office 2021 is coming for PC and Mac. As for Windows computers, they will need to have Windows 10 installed, but the applications should be available in 32-bit and 64-bit.
If we are guided by the requirements of Office 2019, for Office 2021 Mac users will need to have one of the two most recent versions of macOS installed, and we assume that it will be compatible with Macs with the M1 chip. .
Features: What news will Office 2021 bring?
It doesn’t look like the 2021 version is going to be very different from Office 2019, especially in terms of the interface aspect. According to The edge, the changes will materialize in dark mode compatibility and accessibility improvements.
Microsoft introduced dark mode in the version of the Software by subscription, Office 365, but it will now be available for those who use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the rest of the programs with a single license.
In this sense, the company will also inaugurate other features that it has already tested and installed in Office 365, such as Dynamic Arrays and XLOOKUP functions in Excel.
On the other hand, it must be said that the Office LTSC (Long-Term Serviceing Channel) package, intended for companies that also do not wish to pay for a manual or annual subscription, will benefit from 5 years of support, and not 7 as before.