Microsoft has officially announced that its Windows 11 and Office 2021 will be arriving simultaneously in a recent blog spot. The official launch date for Windows 11 OS is October 5, 2021, which, frankly, we already knew.
Office 2021 is identical to Office LTSC 2021, a software suite that the company already distributes to business customers.
The company states that Office 2021 will be available in the following versions:
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021
- Microsoft Office Home and Business 2021
- Microsoft Visio Standard 2021
- Microsoft Visio Professional 2021
- Microsoft Project Standard 2021
- Microsoft Project Professional 2021
However, the good news is that Microsoft’s Office 2021 will not be a Windows 11 exclusive and instead will be available for both macOS and Windows 11.
Microsoft also stated that it would continue to offer 32-bit versions, so should you need a 32-bit version of Office 2021, Microsoft’s got you covered. Microsoft’s MSRP remains as it was for the 2019 edition, so you need not purchase a Microsoft 365 subscription for the next version of Office.
Unfortunately, however, Microsoft did not offer many details regarding what features we can expect with Office 2021 compared to its predecessor.
But, it has been confirmed that Office 2021 will ship with a new standard font, LOOKUP, Dynamic arrays, and Instant Search, among other changes. You can keep track of Microsoft’s changes on its ‘What’s new in Office 2021’ website.
For more information, stay tuned.