Microsoft has announced two future versions of the Office suite, one for regular users and one for commercial users. Office 2021 will be released later this year, Office LTC (Long service channel) Is aimed at business-based systems that cannot maintain a stable Internet connection – LTSC systems are updated only once a year.
For the average user, Office 2021 will be a simple suite of document management software that does not require a Microsoft 365 subscription, and will be a one – time package of applications that can be used for up to five years. Like the previous version of these programs Office 2019, it will be for people and small businesses who do not want to receive a Microsoft 365 subscription, enabling Office Suite on any device, but requires registration and an external Internet connection every few days.
We do not yet know what updates we will get with the updated Office applications, but The Verge reports that Office LTSC will have better user interface and dark mode support – similar innovations can be expected to remain in regular versions of Office applications. .
Regarding Office LTS and its requirements, Microsoft first explains that this version of the suite has a completely different usage situation: “It is intended for regulated systems, in some cases left without updates for more than a year – process control equipment production area; The technology giant expects businesses to use Office LTSC only in specific situations, rather than distributing this version on computers as well.
A Microsoft spokeswoman for Microsoft 365 told The Virgin that over the past 10 months, a very large percentage of users have switched to the cloud and started using Office 365. At the same time, the company is convinced that there are many customers who for some reason are unable or unwilling to work in the cloud, and want to buy a longer-term version of the program, they do not have to worry about anything for the next five years.