Microsoft today declared two new versions of Office: Office 2021 version for consumers and Office LTSC consumer long-term support version for business customers. Office 2021 will be released on Windows and macOS later this year.
Similar to the Office 2019 version, it is mainly suitable for users who prefer a one-time buyout rather than a monthly subscription to Microsoft 365. Microsoft has not specified all the features in Office 2021.
But both Office 2021 and Office LTSC will add night mode, accessibility optimization, and features such as dynamic arrays and XLOOKUP in Excel.
By looking at the pricing, the prices of the Professional Edition (2019 version 5298 yuan) and Office LTSC for business customers raised by 10%, and the prices of Office 2021 for consumers and small businesses remained unchanged.
Microsoft stated that it is currently closely adjusting the release schedule of Office and Windows, and the next versions of Office LTSC and Windows 10 LTSC will be released in the second half of 2021.
Microsoft intends to launch a preview version of Office LTSC in April, with official support for 5 years, and release the full version later this year. However, there is no preview version of Office 2021. Both new Office versions will be provided with OneNote and include 32-bit and 64-bit versions.