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Microsoft today announced that Office 2021 for Mac will be released on October 5 with many new features. The suite of Office 2021 apps available on Mac includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, with the option for Outlook.

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Office 2021 includes many of the collaboration features already available to Microsoft 365 subscribers, such as real-time co-authoring of documents and Microsoft Teams access for chatting and video calling with others. Microsoft outlined additional new features in a support document, including new inking tools, data types, functions, translation and editing tools, motion graphics, ease-of-use features, and more.

The non-subscription version of Office Home and Student 2021 is priced at $149.99 in the United States and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for personal use. There is also Office Home and Business 2021 for $249.99, which includes everything in Home and Student, plus Outlook and the rights to use the apps for business purposes.

The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and more can also be had with a Microsoft 365 subscription, with pricing set at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year for individuals and at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year for families.

Office 2021 will be available on Microsoft.com and at retailers worldwide starting October 5. Microsoft said Office 2021 will be supported on the three most recent macOS releases, which presumably refers to macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, and macOS Catalina.

Article Link: Office 2021 for Mac Available October 5 With New Collaborative Features
 

markfc

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Have they finished whatever it is they’re doing with outlook yet?
Mine still has a button to switch back to the old because the new one isn’t finished. Will the be a switch back and switch back button in the new one??
 

soulreaver99

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Have they finished whatever it is they’re doing with outlook yet?
Mine still has a button to switch back to the old because the new one isn’t finished. Will the be a switch back and switch back button in the new one??
dude for real. they still haven't even integrated Tasks into Outlook yet. opens up a separate browser window in the Outlook app and it looks sloppy
 

zapmymac

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Kinda odd, only 3 versions of Mac OS back. I have MacBook pro that can’t go past Catalina, so I guess I’m stuck with Office 2011. I won’t rent this type of software.
 

4jasontv

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They can toss OneDrive and OneNote onto some burning tires, but new versions of Word, PPT, and Excel are always appreciated. Outlook for iOS seems to be the best option, and the Mac version sees promise. Funny thing is that Outlook for Win10 is so cluttered with legacy support that it tightrope's between essential and unusable.
 

DanteHicks79

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Office 2021 includes many of the collaboration features already available to Microsoft 365 subscribers, such as real-time co-authoring of documents

LAUGH. Collaboration features never worked in Office 365, ever. If I opened up a document that somebody else had open, I immediately got an error stating that I had to close, and re-open, because there was a change to the document. If I made a change, and then tried to save, it failed, because it would say that the other person made changes (to other stuff) and that my changes were being discarded. This was on both Mac and Windows.
 

bwintx

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Outlook on Mac — subscription or no-subscription — has been dead to me since it became clear Microsoft has no intention of making conversations look the same as they do in the Windows version. The "talk bubble" method used in the Mac version is unsuitable.
 
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BornAgainMac

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Have they finished whatever it is they’re doing with outlook yet?
Mine still has a button to switch back to the old because the new one isn’t finished. Will the be a switch back and switch back button in the new one??
I read an article almost a year ago that it will be a web application only within a year for every platform. Don't know if this changed.
 

4jasontv

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Outlook on Mac — subscription or no-subscription — has been dead to me since it became clear Microsoft has no intention of making conversations look the same as they do in the Windows version. The "talk bubble" method used in the Mac version is unsuitable.
I see two parts to this.
1. The mac and windows versions should look different because they have different users to work with.
2. The Windows version of outlook should not be the model to replicate. I would much rather see Win10 Outlook take on the Mac features even if some of them aren't 100% flushed out yet.
 
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