Microsoft will launch the official version of Microsoft Office 2021 for consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises on October 5th. This is a new offline buy-out version launched by Microsoft after Office 2019. The so-called buy-out version means that one purchase for permanent use does not require renewal. In contrast, Office 365 needs to be renewed on a monthly or annual basis. Microsoft naturally encourages users to use Office 365 that supports cloud functions, but Microsoft has also launched an offline buy-out version for users to choose from.
The retail version of Microsoft Office 2021 is subdivided into different versions in the same way as the previous version. The currently known versions include Professional Plus, Home and Student, and Home and Business. Different versions correspond to different packages and functions, so the pricing is also different.
The most basic version is Office 2021 Home and Student Edition. This version supports home users, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and other packages. This version is priced at $149.99.
Then comes the Office 2021 Home and Business Edition. This version supports home and business users. In addition to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, it also includes an Outlook mail client. This version is priced at $249.99.
The most complete feature is naturally the Office 2021 Professional Enhanced Edition. This version supports home and commercial bank users. It includes all Office suites that support offline versions (except Project/Visio). The pricing of this version is currently unclear.
In addition, Visio and Project Pro 2021 are independent of Office. This type of suite is usually used by commercial users. Therefore, it needs to be purchased separately and the price is not cheap. At present, the pricing of this version is not clear until it is released.