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Microsoft Office 2021 Release Date and Pricing Revealed




Microsoft is geared up to roll out its Windows 11 operating system in the first week of October. The company has revealed the features along with the prices of Office 2021 ahead of the official launch.

Microsoft will launch its Windows 11 operating system for its consumers on October 5.

As such, customers using Microsoft`s software suite will be able to get an upgrade in the form of Windows 11 rollout. Office Home and Student 2021 and Office Home and Business 2021 are going to be part of this release.

Office Home and Student 2021 is priced at 149.99 USD which would include access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams for PC as well as Mac.

Microsoft Office 2021 Prices Have Been Revealed

Office Home and Business is priced at 249.99 USD. It would offer access to all the apps available in Office Home and Student. Additionally, there would be Outlook and rights for using all these apps for business purposes.

Microsoft will release the latest client software package along with Windows 11. What is more interesting is that Microsoft is offering Office 2021 as a standalone version for businesses and customers who do not wish to go with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

This year’s launch would witness few additional tools from the Microsoft 365 subscription service being added to Office. These tools include collaboration features like co-authoring and also the ability to send updates automatically while editing files.

Users will be elated to know that a number of apps will get a fresh look owing to their redesigned look like getting rounded window corners as well as a neutral color palette.

There will also be more stock images, a search box for commands, support for OpenDocument format (ODF) 1.3, a number of performance improvements, an updated draw tab, and much more.

With the release, the programs that will get a digital facelift are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Project, Publisher, and Visio.

Microsoft will be releasing the final Windows 11 build which it has tested for a number of months via beta testing. Office 2021 won’t be restricted to Windows. Even macOS users will be able to enjoy the release.

Microsoft said that Office 2021 will be rolled out on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. However, when it comes to macOS, Office 2021 will be supporting only the last three major releases on macOS.

However, those having Office 2013 will have to upgrade it to Office 2021 if they are looking forward to upgrading to Windows 11.

Microsoft 365 and the Office bundles will also include the company’s video-chat app – Teams. This app is already available on Windows 11. However, with this release, the Teams app will make its way to Windows 10 as well as macOS users.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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