Office 2021 is expected later this year along with a version for businesses known as the name of Office LTSC, but Microsoft promises not to increase its prices for the consumer version but will add 10% to the price of the business versions. The Teams app will be included with this iteration.
Microsoft will not increase the prices of Office 2021 for the general public, but will add + 10% to the versions LTSC. (Credit Microsoft)
Microsoft has announced its intention to launch a consumer version of Office 2021, a standalone from Microsoft 365 with some, but not all, features of the Cloud Productivity Service that Microsoft provides.constantly evolve. This may be the first standalone version of Office to come standard with Microsoft Teams. The publisher plans to launch a 2021 version of Office for individuals and small businesses "later this year," the Redmond firm said late Thursday in a blog post. The Redmond firm has stated that it has no plans to change the price of this version, which means that the cheapest version of Office 2021 will cost € 149.90, the price that Microsoft charges for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019. (This version does not include Microsoft Outlook, only Word, Excel and PowerPoint). "There will be versions for Mac and for Windows", also clarified Microsoft.
Since the publisher began to market stand-alone versions, also say to "purchases unique "or" perpetual "of its Office software, these come with a limited set of features andsupport. These versions are intended for customers who feel that the ongoing updates that a Microsoft 365 subion entitles do not add value to their purchase, or for customers who are unable or unwilling to pay for an ongoing subion. "Office 2021 will be supported for five years," the publisher also said. In the blog post, Microsoft declined to indicate which features would be included or excluded in the consumer version of Office 2021.
+ 10% for Office 2021 LTSC
But the variation known under the name of Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), however, allows to know more about it. "This release will include accessibility improvements, capabilities like dynamic tables and XLOOKUP in Excel, dark mode support in several applications, and performance improvements in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint," Microsoft said. The next veOffice rsion will not ship with the Skype for Business End of Life application, which will be available for download from the publisher's Download Center. However, it will come standard with the Microsoft Teams app, so "customers can activate and test this experience if they wish," Microsoft added.
Unlike the consumer version of Office, which is priced unchanged, Microsoft has said that it will increase the price of its LTSC versions - Office Professional Plus, Office Standard and the various applications Office - by 10% or less by the time of expected general availability in the second half of 2021. Jared Spataro, Microsoft's vice president of Office 365, has officially confirmed that the company will ship a new LTSC version later. Office, but it didn't make the same explicit promise for the consumer version.