Microsoft Will Also Launch Office 2021 On October 5th

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Key notes

  • Since some important features won't be present on Windows 11 when it launches, developers felt the need to sweeten the pot a bit.
  • Redmond officials announced that the new 2021 Office suite will become available starting with October 5th, right when the new OS launches.
  • Some of the new features include a new translation function in Outlook, improved performance across the apps, and an updated draw tab. 
  • As far as price foes, you will only be charged $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year for the service, but you can also opt for a different subscription plan.
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If you’re one of those people who are not fans of a subscription-based Microsoft 365, there’s some good news coming your way fast.

A brand new consumer version of the Office suite, that only requires a one-time purchase, will be released on the 5th of October, along with Windows 11.

This was announced by the Redmond tech giant in a blog post on Thursday and users got really excited about this.

The new Office suite comes at the same time as the new OS

For the moment, Microsoft is remaining silent on further details about this product, such as pricing, but has published a document detailing the new features in the Office suite.

Developers also included a new translation function in Outlook, improved performance across the apps, and an updated draw tab. 

This new version provides an alternative to the cloud-based version of Office, which is now dubbed Microsoft 365.

For consumers, the tech company only charges $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year for the service, but over time, an ongoing subscription can get pricey.

For quite some years now, Microsoft has been publicizing Microsoft 365 over the non-subscription-based Office suite.

This raised questions over whether the company might one day discontinue the conventional Office programs.

However, last year Redmond officials confirmed a successor to Office 2019 for both Windows and Mac would arrive in the second half of 2021.

Users will still need to wait a few more weeks for this new suite of apps, but in the meantime, the company has decided to begin releasing the commercial-grade version, dubbed Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), to enterprise customers. 

While this will not be our last perpetual release, we continue to make investments that make it even easier for customers to adopt Microsoft 365.

In the same blog post we mentioned throughout this article, Microsoft says it’ll keep releasing the non-subscription-based Office for at least one more generation.

This is great news, right? We know how important and useful these applications are to a lot of you, so we can very much understand the entuziasm.

The silver lining here is that the wait won’t be long, as October 5th is just around the corner.

Are you planning on purchasing the new Office 2021 suite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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