Microsoft has confirmed plans to release a perpetual edition of its Microsoft Office suites for both Windows and Mac users. With this implementation, it means that users will no longer be required to pay a hefty sum for an Office suite subscription plan anymore. Alternatively, just making a one-off transaction that would directly last you a lifetime.
In a brief statement by the Microsoft team earlier today, the company had only mentioned that they are indeed releasing the aforementioned plan in the second half of 2021. However, they continued to assure users that additional information regarding the price, official name of the product, and availability will be provided at a later time.
Currently, users may choose to use Google’s G Suite package which comprises of Docs, Sheets and Slides, to provide them with an alternative if they do not have Microsoft Office suite installed in their devices. Although there are other free Office suites available for download, some file formats may only be compatible on Microsoft Office, creating a demand in the process.
That being said, Microsoft’s decision to bring in a perpetual version of its Office suite for users would certainly be an affordable alternative for many. Nevertheless, we will keep you updated on the price list and other relevant information when more details have been released in the coming months.