Microsoft will release the non-subscription Office suite in 2021
- It will be used for Windows and Mac in the second half of next year.
- Microsoft Office will also see new permanent releases for Windows and Mac in the second half of 2021.
In a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange Server, Microsoft did not miss a word, which will please those who hate paying subscription fees for Office applications.
The technology giant’s Exchange team wrote: “Microsoft Office will also see new permanent releases for Windows and Mac in the second half of 2021.” This confirms that you can purchase a new version of Office in the following ways: One-time payment.
The company has been promoting Microsoft 365 as the primary way to acquire its Office applications for years. The subscription-based version of this suite allows you to pay monthly for access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications.
Although you can use some of these applications online for free through your Microsoft account, you will not be able to install them on your PC like you did when you purchased a subscription.
If you only want to pay for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint once, you can still get Office 2019 for $150. However, it remains unclear for a long time whether this will be the last permanent release and whether Microsoft will transition to the subscription-only model of the Office suite.
Fortunately, this is not the case at least soon. Microsoft did not disclose any information other than the permanent release to be released next year, but it promised to announce more details about its pricing and availability “later.”