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It seems that there are many people who do not want to subscribe to Microsoft Office, regardless of whether they are individual corporations.
The new Microsoft Office 2021 (Windows and Mac versions) will be available on October 5, the same release date as Windows 11.
Many people are migrating to cloud-based Microsoft 365 subscriptions that automatically update to the latest features, but many people don’t want to pay a monthly fee even though they use Word and Excel occasionally. For those of you, Microsoft also offers a perpetual licensed version of Office.
New Features Added Office 2021 is an upgrade from Office 2019 and is featured on Microsoft’s official page.
Key new features include dark mode support, new Excel functions and formulas, easier cell ranges to find, improved PowerPoint slideshow recording, and the ability to create animated GIFs from slideshows. I am. We also added multi-application support for OpenDocument Format 1.3. Outlook also has enhanced search capabilities and improved translation options for over 70 languages.
I’m curious that Office 2021 has a support period of 5 years, which is shorter than the previous Office Suite’s 7 years.
In addition, Office 2021 will not be equipped with real-time collaboration of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and automation by AI. Also, there are no ongoing feature updates like the subscription model Microsoft 365.
If you want to take advantage of the latest cloud-based features, including tools that allow you to collaborate remotely, you need to subscribe to Microsoft 365.
In addition, pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but I think Office 2021 licenses will almost certainly be cheaper than subscriptions.
The current Office 2019 “Office Personal” is 32,784 yen, and “Office Home & Business” is 38,284 yen, which should not be significantly changed.