Friday, October 1st 2021

Microsoft Reveals Office 2021 Pricing

Although Microsoft announced Office 2021 last month, the pricing was only announced today. As expected, Microsoft has several different versions of Office 2021 on offer and Microsoft 365 will also be updated to Office 2021 for subscribers to the service. Office 2021 will be available on the 5th of October, alongside Windows 11.

If you're looking to upgrade to Office 11, the bad news is that no upgrade pricing was announced and it's not clear if there even will be an upgrade offer. Office Home and Student, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams, will set you back US$149.99, whereas Office Home and Business adds Outlook and "the right" to use the various Office packages for commercial usage, for US$249.99. Microsoft 365 remains at the same price levels. If you're planning to upgrade to Windows 11 and are using office 2013, do note that Microsoft is pulling the plug and you'll have to upgrade to a more recent version of Office.
Source: Microsoft
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106 Comments on Microsoft Reveals Office 2021 Pricing

#101
lexluthermiester
chrcolukam happy with office 365.
You're happy renting software? You realize you're spending more money over the long run, right?
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#102
windwhirl
chrcolukSure when you ask the other person as well who made the same claim before me for consistency sake.

Since I am nice I just checked to verify, so as qubit and I noticed office 365 reports outlook 2016.

I then looked at the change list for outlook 2019, and seen if I could manually verify this, first feature I checked is focused inbox, doesnt appear to be in my outlook, the other one was svg/icon import, and thats not there either. Finally I dont have the choice of three timezones.

I dont care about any of these features, am happy with office 365.

softwarekeep.com/help-center/compare-different-versions-of-microsoft-outlook-2010-vs-2013-vs-2016-vs-2019
Huh, weird. I thought they separated them... I suppose the 365 features are simply "lighted up" if you have a subscription?

Well, regardless, interesting find.
lexluthermiesterYou're happy renting software? You realize you're spending more money over the long run, right?
If you're only using Office itself on one computer, you'd probably be fine not even upgrading more than once a decade, if at all. If you do multiple devices plus multiple users plus use things like the 1 TB of OneDrive storage, then suddenly the 365 subscription (at least the Family one) looks more interesting.

The business 365 looks like trash price wise, but businesses work at a completely different magnitude of budget than a home user, most of the time
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#103
Melvis
2013 Office will be the last Office I will ever use, anything after that is just a nightmare with having to have a MS account.
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#104
lexluthermiester
windwhirlIf you're only using Office itself on one computer, you'd probably be fine not even upgrading more than once a decade, if at all.
Agreed.
windwhirlIf you do multiple devices plus multiple users plus use things like the 1 TB of OneDrive storage, then suddenly the 365 subscription (at least the Family one) looks more interesting.

The business 365 looks like trash price wise, but businesses work at a completely different magnitude of budget than a home user, most of the time
True, but with that usage scenario, you getting into a professional arena and personal use is no longer a thing.
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#105
chrcoluk
lexluthermiesterYou're happy renting software? You realize you're spending more money over the long run, right?
Yes, in my case I also use the onedrive part of the deal as well and as it turns out family pack for onedrive is one of the best deals I have found out there (that doesnt require proprietary desktop software). Substantially cheaper than the fabled backblaze, cheaper than other solutions I looked at as well.

The advantage of office 365 is you dont need all the money upfront, so yes in the long run if you have no use for onedrive, you will pay more, but there is value to avoiding upfront expense.
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#106
lexluthermiester
chrcolukThe advantage of office 365 is you dont need all the money upfront, so yes in the long run if you have no use for onedrive, you will pay more, but there is value to avoiding upfront expense.
Yeah, I'd still rather use LibreOffice and Dropbox..
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