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Microsoft Office 2021 already has an official launch date: Microsoft’s office suite will arrive with Windows 11

October is going to be a busy month for Microsoft. On October 5, Windows 11 will arrive and, along with it, the new version of Microsoft Office. This has been confirmed by the Redmond company, which ensures that Office 2021 (the consumer version) is will also launch on October 5.

Microsoft still has not confirmed the price of Office 2021 licenses, but cite us later to know more information. We will be up to date. In addition to the Office 2021 date, Microsoft has announced the launch of the LTSC version, which is one intended for commercial clients and governments.

Office 2021 is just around the corner

Although Microsoft is betting heavily on Microsoft 365 and the suite of cloud office, the company is aware that there are users who prefer to have the programs installed on their PC and not depend on a constant Internet connection. Microsoft Office 2019 had a perpetual version and Office 2021 will have it too.

Unlike Microsoft 365, which is a monthly subscription, perpetual versions they are one-time payment. To give us an idea, the price of Office Home and Student (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is worth 149 euros, while Microsoft 365 Personal costs 69 euros per year (or seven euros per month) and includes all apps. It is not yet known what the price of the 2021 version will be.

Among the main News coming to Office 2021 there are dark mode, Line Focus (to focus on the line we are writing), XLOOKUP (better search in Excel sheets) and support for dynamic matrices in Excel.

On the other hand, Microsoft has revealed information about the LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) versions. These versions for Windows and Mac are available now and are aimed at companies and governments. It is a somewhat shorter version than the consumer version and, in Microsoft’s words, it is designed for specific scenarios such as:

“[…] Regulated devices that cannot accept feature upgrades, manufacturing plant process control devices, and specialized systems that cannot connect to the Internet.

From Microsoft they explain that although the LSTC version offers performance improvements and greater accessibility, “It will not offer Microsoft 365 cloud-based capabilities like real-time collaboration and AI-driven automation in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.”

Via | Microsoft