Microsoft’s Exchange Team had written a brief line which revealed that new versions of Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Skype for Business Server and Project Server would be coming out in 2021. The line that announced this release was, “Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021.”
The windowscentral.com had found out about this quiet release. Details regarding the price, name or any other specifics have yet to be revealed.
This also questions how the new perpetual version will be different from Microsoft’s current non-subscription version of Office, Office 2019, which costs $349 and also contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and can be installed in a PC or a Mac.
Office 2019 also eliminates access to OneNote, Publisher, 1TB of OneDrive storage and Access, and it cannot be installed into more than one device. It also does not have an update option and will be a one-time purchase.