If Microsoft had its approach, Workplace 2021 in all probability wouldn’t be information in any respect—the Redmond big would nearly actually choose that everybody merely subscribe to Microsoft 365, pay a small month-to-month or annual price, and get new options and fixes as they’re rolled out. For a lot of if not most Workplace customers, the subscription-based service is essentially the most handy strategy to get Workplace, even after they need to use it as domestically put in software program relatively than doing their work within the browser and within the cloud.
For the remainder of us—and for individuals who don’t need to put up with the Byzantine procedures mandatory to put in Microsoft 365 apps on Distant Desktop Servers—there’s Workplace 2019 now, and there might be Workplace 2021 later this 12 months. There may also be a brand new Workplace LTSC (Lengthy Time period Service Channel), which trades a ten % worth hike for a assure of longer assist intervals… longer than the patron model of Workplace 2021, that’s.
A brand new model of Microsoft Workplace was large information within the late ’90s and early 2000s. Now, with Workplace 365, LibreOffice, Google Docs, and several other greater than succesful older standalone variations of Workplace, it appears like most individuals simply don’t care anymore.