Microsoft is offering free subscription to its new Office version for Windows 10 and Mac OS. If there is a company that is fully understanding the new era of subscriptions, it is Microsoft. Despite threats from Google Docs, LibreOffice, and others, the company is doing better than ever selling Office 365 to businesses and families, not to mention how attractive Game Pass is making. However, there are still many users who prefer to buy the products permanently instead of paying annually. And for them, in Redmond they have good news.
Microsoft has confirmed that in the second half of 2021, Microsoft Office will receive a new perpetual version for Windows and for macOS. At the moment they have not given more information about the name and the functions, but the logical thing is that it is called Office 2021 or Office 2022, if they follow the scheme used so far.
Free Office for Windows 10: Compared to expectations, Office 2019 will have a successor
Microsoft has been so quiet about perpetual versions of Office that it seemed like Office 2019 would never have a successor, and that the “subscription only” model will be the present one from now on. Now, it only remains to wait to see what version 18.0 of Office brings in Windows, and version 17 in macOS , if they continue with their versions in numbers as they have been up to now.
Office 2019 was released just two years ago, in September 2018, and when the next version arrives in the second half of next year, it will be three. That period will not be indicative that Microsoft’s unsubscribed products are receiving less attention. Even in the heyday of Office at the turn of the century, it took a little over three years from Office 2003 to 2007, and the same was true from 2007 to 2010. and 2016 to 2019. So Microsoft is on typical “deadlines.” developmental.
What did lead to think that Office 2019 could be the last is that on the official website of the product, when we want to see plans and prices of the suite , both for home and business, Microsoft by default urges us to purchase the subscription of Office 365. You have to dive something to get to the perpetual pack purchase website, which also has few incentives, as it does not include OneDrive storage. In fact, even Microsoft doesn’t recommend Office 2019. Now the company is planning to distribute free subscription of Office for Windows 10 and mac OS.
Via | Windows Central