Office 2021 for Mac Available October 5 With New Collaborative Features

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.

Top Rated Comments

AltecX Avatar
16 weeks ago

I hope native M1 apps!
MS Launched Native M1 apps in December 2020
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
16 weeks ago
Why not call it Office 2022?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGunny94 Avatar
16 weeks ago
We need Native M1 Teams come on, it's like the only sucker app I still need to be.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
triptolemus Avatar
16 weeks ago

I have never like a Microsoft program. Ever.
Keep us posted.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanteHicks79 Avatar
16 weeks ago

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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
16 weeks ago

Why not call it Office 2022?
Whoever came up with "The New iPad" now works at Microsoft.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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