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    Office LTSC 2021 is now generally available

    Office LTSC 2021 is now generally available

    Office 2021 will be generally available on October 5, 2021
    Category: Office
    When we look to the future of work, itís clear it will be built on and powered by the cloud. Microsoft is leading innovations that enable our customers to empower their people to work more collaboratively, effectively, and securely. As we move into a world where hybrid work is the new norm, the cloud provides unlimited potential for teams to connect and create immersive experiences that build connection and progress. Investing in these types of cloud-based solutions will continue to be our priority.

    We also know some customers arenít ready to move to the cloud. We remain committed to supporting our customers and these scenarios. Earlier this year, we previewed Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for Windows and macOS. Today, weíre announcing the general availability of this next perpetual version of Office for commercial and government customers.

    Office LTSC is designed for specific scenarios: regulated devices that cannot accept feature updates, process control devices on the manufacturing floor, and specialty systems that cannot connect to the internet. To meet this need, Office LTSC will provide a locked-in-time version of familiar productivity tools. While it offers performance improvements and expanded accessibility, it will not offer the cloud-based capabilities of Microsoft 365 Apps like real-time collaboration and AI-driven automation in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as security and compliance capabilities that give added confidence in a hybrid world.

    While this will not be our last perpetual release, we continue to make investments that make it even easier for customers to adopt Microsoft 365. In early 2020, we released a device-based offering for Microsoft 365 that delivers a true user-based experience for organizations that rely on shared workstations. Later that year, we released extended offline access to support field researchers, relief workers, and others who occasionally go offline for months at a time. Microsoft 365 offers the most productive and secure Office experience available, and weíre regularly adding new features, including innovations in collaboration, AI, security, and more.

    Learn more

    For more information on Office LTSC, available to commercial and government volume-licensed customers today, please visit the Office LTSC overview page. Weíre also pleased to share both Project and Visio are generally available today. Our consumer perpetual offering, Office 2021, will be generally available on October 5, 2021ómore details to follow.


    Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/micr...lly-available/
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  1. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H1
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    There will be two customer targets:
    • Office LTSC 2021 will be for volume licence customers
    • Office 2021 will be for consumers and small businesses

    All about Office 2021 for Windows & Mac
    All about Office 2021 for Windows & Mac - Office Watch

    Office LTSC 2021:
    • Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021
    • Office LTSC Standard 2021
    • Project Professional 2021
    • Project Standard 2021
    • Visio LTSC Professional 2021
    • Visio LTSC Standard 2021

    Overview of Office LTSC 2021
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dep...c2021/overview
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  2. Posts : 56
    Windows 10 v 21H1 Home 64-bit
       #2

    May I ask?


    Is Office of any year available at no cost. i.e. Free? Even if a stripped down version? Like just Word and Excel. If not, why not? The competition of Open, Libre, and some others is out there. but the original Excel was nice. And I kind of miss it.
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  3. Danielx64's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    MorganBilbo said:
    Is Office of any year available at no cost. i.e. Free? Even if a stripped down version? Like just Word and Excel. If not, why not? The competition of Open, Libre, and some others is out there. but the original Excel was nice. And I kind of miss it.
    I'll take word, excel and outlook for free lol.

    Now didn't Microsoft do this years ago (but it was for OEM but could be installed on any device with a little knowledge).
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  4. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Danielx64 said:
    I'll take word, excel and outlook for free lol.

    Now didn't Microsoft do this years ago (but it was for OEM but could be installed on any device with a little knowledge).
    It still can be installed if you know how. It is OK if you don't mind the annoying sidebar that couldn't be removed. I much prefer my copy of Office Professional 2010.
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  5. pparks1's Avatar
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    If you have a Microsoft account, you can log into Onedrive via the browser and you can create Word and Excel files in the streaming copies of Office for free.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,929
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    MorganBilbo said:
    Is Office of any year available at no cost. i.e. Free? Even if a stripped down version? Like just Word and Excel. If not, why not? The competition of Open, Libre, and some others is out there. but the original Excel was nice. And I kind of miss it.
    There are various offers for very cheap licences. I have three Office 16/19 licences for only c. £5 each which still work fine after several years.
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  7. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Steve C said:
    There are various offers for very cheap licences. I have three Office 16/19 licences for only c. £5 each which still work fine after several years.
    I bought a couple relatively cheap Office 2019 licenses. A little investigating has led me to find that they are MSDN Retail versions of Office. These are definitely not regular retail versions of Office because MSDN software can only be legally obtained with a MSDN subscription from Microsoft. This has led me to suspect that most cheap Office licenses purchased online may not be legal.
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,929
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    MisterEd said:
    I bought a couple relatively cheap Office 2019 licenses. A little investigating has led me to find that they are MSDN Retail versions of Office. These are definitely not regular retail versions of Office because MSDN software can only be legally obtained with a MSDN subscription from Microsoft. This has led me to suspect that most cheap Office licenses purchased online may not be legal.
    They are legal if MS choose to activate them
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,952
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Steve C said:
    They are legal if MS choose to activate them
    Hi there

    some of these now on updates for some people are beginning to throw up NAG screens --"Your license is not genuine" (even if it is) - This seems to happen when installing on the latest builds of W11

    This can be disabled - I've posted a link elsewhere -- you need to pause Office updates.

    This will roll it back to a "pre-nag" version.

    Run as administrator :

    cd "\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun

    OfficeC2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13801.20266

    After the roll back ("update") finishes -- go into any office app -->account-->pause updates.

    So far I've been OK but a load haven't --

    Cheers
    jimbo
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