Microsoft announced its new office tools software Office 2021 and Office LTSC. Office 2021 will be offered with a 10 percent increase for Microsoft 365 subscribers and the same price for one-time purchases.
Jared Shapiro, vice president of enterprise Microsoft 365, who shared a new article on Microsoft’s official website, announced the new version of the software giant’s office tools software and services, Office 2021 for Windows and MacOS users.
Shapiro; For those who want a long-term static office software service, Microsoft Office announced the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC); Microsoft announced Office 2021, which offers one-time purchases for personal and small business users who do not want to subscribe to the cloud service.
Office 2021 will remain the same for one-time purchases
According to the statement, Microsoft will support Office 2021 for 5 years. While the price remains the same for personal and small business users who prefer the one-time purchase option instead of subscribing; Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, and the individual Office subscription will see a 10 percent increase in price.
Shapiro did not share details about what kind of changes or new features Office 2021 will offer in the article he shared. However, according to The Verge, Microsoft will first release its major changes to the subscription-based Microsoft 365 application.
Preview version of Office LTSC will be released in April
Again according to Shapiro, Office LTSC; Accessibility improvements, Dynamic Array and XLOOKUP features in Excel, dark mode, performance improvements across Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Office LTSC will not be a cloud-based application like Microsoft 365 and will be available to users with a device-based license. According to the statement, Office will release the preview version of LTSC in April and the full version for the year.