Microsoft Office updates don’t come out every year. It̵
The news comes from a short post on the Microsoft Exchange blog that confirms that a new version of Tentpole Office (presumably Office 2021) would be released in the second half of next year, but also that there would be a standard purchase option.
Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual version for Windows and Mac in the second half of 2021.
For those of you who don’t have to deal with enterprise software (you lucky devils), “perpetual release” means “pay for it once and use it for as long as you want”.
It is interesting that Microsoft had to specify this as all versions of Office in the past included a standard payment option.
There’s no word on exactly how much this perpetual license will cost. The Home & Student version of Office 2019 is $ 150, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If you want Outlook that’s an extra $ 140. Microsoft 365, which in addition to Skype and OneDrive also includes OneNote, Access, Publisher and Outlook, costs US $ 70 per year. Expect prices to be pretty similar over the next year.
Source: Microsoft Tech Community via Windows Central