Microsoft Announces Office 2021 for Windows & Mac

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Microsoft announced on 18th Feb 2021 that it planned to release Office 2021 by the end of the year. The latest version is said to be compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. 

Jared Spataro, the corporate vice president of Microsoft, revealed that Office 2021 will be suitable for individuals and small businesses. It will be supported for five years when users buy the license. 

Not just that, Office 2021will also include the OneNote app. The Windows version can be used on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS. 

And, yes, there is more. Microsoft said that it will not be changing the price for the various products of Office 2021. That’s something to cheer for, isn’t it? 

Similar to Office 2019, the latest version is being designed for those who don’t prefer to subscribe to the Microsoft 365 version (the cloud-based one). 

Though Microsoft hasn’t provided many details about the features of Office 2021, we do know that Office LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) will have the following- 

  • Support for dark mode 
  • Dynamic Arrays and XLOOKUP in MS Excel
  • Better accessibility and functions 

Jared added that though many businesses have moved to the cloud (Microsoft 365), there are still a good number of them who prefer the in-house versions. Office LTSC is for enterprises that don’t want to use the cloud variant, while Office 2021 is for personal and small business use. Both versions will be released later this year. 

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