No Subscription Needed for Microsoft Office 2021

Updated: Aug 20

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Microsoft announced that it is releasing Microsoft Office 2021 as a one-time purchase later this year along with a few updates. With the one-time purchase, Office 2021 will be supported for five years.


There will be two versions, the Office 2021 for consumer use and the Office Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for commercial use. The company has plans to release Office 2021 for personal and small business use.

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Microsoft Office LTSC has a dark mode feature, with the canvas displaying a darker colour instead of the traditional blue and white.

Corporate Vice-President, Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro Credit: Microsoft

Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft 365, mentioned in the blog post on Microsoft that they believe “the cloud will power the work of the future.”


Office 2021 will be available on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems and will have 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft has yet to announce how much Office 2021 will cost but has assured users that they don’t plan to change the price at the time of its release.

Written by John Paul Joaquin

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