To make the non-subscription-based office users happy, Microsoft announced that it will continue its long-time tradition of distributing standalone Office Suites with the release of its new Office 2021.
The Windows maker also makes its case for the new Microsoft 365 service as a connected platform that bundles together Office apps with 1 TB of OneDrive storage as a value proposition in this press release on October 1.
Microsoft Teams which is a prominent collaboration tool that leverages features such as video conferencing is stated as a key component of the Office and will also be available in the upcoming Office 2021 product.
One interesting featuring of Teams that makes collaboration much easier is real-time co-authoring which decreases downtime by allowing multiple users to simultaneously access the same document. Windows 11 will reportedly have Teams pre-installed and users on Windows 10 and macOS can also experience Microsoft Teams with Office 2021 and Microsoft 365.
Tomorrow is the much-expected launch of Microsoft’s latest Windows 11, and Office comes updated with a sleek and innovative design matching the Windows 11 style and interface. This novel design will also be available to Windows 10 and the visual enhancement emphasizes soft and light colors whereas distinctive indicators identify collaborators on the document.
The new pricing details for Office 2021 beginning on October 5 can be seen in the table below.
|Version||Price||Office apps for Windows and Mac|
|Office Home and Student 2021||US$149.99||Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote|
|Office Home and Business 2021||US$249.99||Includes apps in Office Home and Student 2021 together with Outlook|