Office 2021 to come later this year, Microsoft confirms

By Jerico Alba

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While there is already Microsoft Office 365, a subscription-based version of Office that charges for services monthly, users can still enjoy Office without bothering themselves for time-to-time payment, as Microsoft continues to launch subscription-free based Office, with Office 2021 to come later this year.

“We also plan to release Office 2021 for personal and small business use later this year. Office 2021 will also be supported for five years with the traditional “one-time purchase” model,” Microsoft stated on their official website.

Despite a few initial information available on what would be the new features of the upcoming version, purchase prices will be the same as with Office 2019.

“We do not plan to change the price for these products at the time of the release. We will announce more details about new features included in Office 2021 closer to general availability,” Microsoft added.

Upon release, Office 2019 had its pricing of $149.99 for the Home and Student version, while the Home and Business version amounts to $249.99. In both cases, these are all single lifetime licenses for a single Windows/PC user.

Moreover, Microsoft assures customers that Office 2021 will have its support until 2026, with security, feature updates, and bug fixes available without spending for a fresh new version for the next 2-3 years.





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