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Microsoft Office 2021 (365) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 276
Article Title = Microsoft Office 2021 (365) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 25th February 2021
Article Last Updated = 15th April 2021
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?276

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Office 2021 / Microsoft 365

Installation, Registration, Compatibility and Requirements

General FAQ

Q. When is Office 2021 shipping?
A. Office 2021 was announced on 23rd September 2020 with a release date in the second half of 2021.
Q. How does the Office/Microsoft 365 subscription work and how much is it?
A. See our separate article.
Q. What if I don't want to subscribe to Office/Microsoft 365?
A. There will be a perpetual licence (retail) product (confirmed on 18th February 2021) and for larger businesses there will also be "volume licensing" available.
Q. What software is included?
A. The following applications are included in Office 2021 for Mac:
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
You also get a selection of fonts that are only available to use with the Microsoft Office 2021 applications. Publisher, Access, Visio and Project are not included and probably never will be.
Q. Will Office 2021 for Mac be 64-bit?
A. Yes, as Office 2019 is already 64-bit.
Q. Will Office 2021 for Mac support Apple Silicon?
A. Yes, as Office 2019 already supports Apple's own processors.
Q. What's this I hear about Office LTSC?
A. Office LTSC has extended offline access to enable devices to stay activated without connecting to the internet for up to 180 days (instead of the normal 30 days). And, obviously, if Office LTSC is not connected to the internet, it cannot access features that require the internet to work e.g. Dictation. These features are referred to by Microsoft as "Connected Experiences". Office LTSC is only for very specific users and usage scenarios - most normal home/business users will have no use for it.
Q. Should I upgrade to Office 2021?
A. If you are not running a supported version of macOS you will not be able to upgrade. As Office 2019 is supported until 10th October 2023 you can still use that until that date if you want.
Q. What are the current, supported versions of macOS?
A. macOS 12 (Monterey), macOS 11 (Big Sur), and macOS 10.15 (Catalina) are supported by Apple. The latest security updates are:
Q. Are there any alternatives to Microsoft Office?
A. Yes - see our list of alternatives to Microsoft Office.

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