Alternative to Office 365 from Microsoft.
Microsoft is going to release non-cloud Office 2021 in the coming months, this year, for personal and commercial uses.
The Office suite 2021 will be available for both Windows and macOS platforms.
According to the company, they will support Office 2021 for five years under a one-time purchase model. So the users can pay a single, one-time cost for the software and receive tech support for next five years.
The new Office 2021 is an update to Office 2019 and an alternative to the Microsoft 365 cloud subscription service. It is intended for those who do not want to use Office 365.
Did You Know?
- The name Microsoft was first mentioned in 1975 by founder Bill Gates which consisted of two words: microcomputer and software.
- Microsoft is one of the largest patent holders in the United States. The company annually registers around 3 thousand patents.
- Bill Gates originally wanted to call Windows 1.0 as Interface Manager. It is not known what prompted him to change his mind, but as it is said whatever happens, happens for good.
- In the 80s and 90s when the floppy disks were in widespread use. Microsoft released a demo version of it on these disks.