New variations of Microsoft Workplace aren’t as large a deal as they was once, due to the repeatedly up to date (and repeatedly paid for) variations of the apps that include a Microsoft 365 subscription. However for everybody else, there’s nonetheless Office 2021, an improve to Workplace 2019 that is coming to each Home windows and macOS on October 5, Microsoft announced today. Workplace 2021 will add the identical options because the Office Long-Term Servicing Channel (or LTSC, catchy) launch, which is obtainable immediately.
In comparison with Workplace 2019, the final “perpetual” model of Workplace, the brand new model consists of Darkish Mode assist, assist for version 1.3 of the OpenDocument format, new Excel features and formulation, improved slide present recording for PowerPoint, and varied user-interface tweaks and enhancements. Microsoft lists many of the new options here.
Microsoft plans to supply 5 years of “Mainstream Help” for Workplace 2021, with none prolonged assist past that. The top date for Workplace 2021 assist is in October of 2026, only a 12 months after assist ends for the Home windows variations of Workplace 2016 and Workplace 2019.
The corporate said in February that shopper and small enterprise pricing for Workplace 2021 will keep the identical as it’s now—Office Home & Student 2019 (which incorporates Phrase, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote) usually prices $150, and Office Home & Business 2019 (which provides Outlook) prices $250. Final month, Microsoft increased prices for Microsoft 365 and its different subscription merchandise throughout the board for the primary time in a decade.