Next Year You’ll Be Able to Use Microsoft Office Without any membership fee, Thank Goodness
If there’s one thing we could do without a membership fee next year besides, well (gestures at everything), it’s membership fee services. Free of cast Microsoft Office and Xbox Game Pass. Disney+, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Arcade, Stadia, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Even our shoes aren’t safe from the monthly fee. It kind of makes you pine for the very good days where you’d pay a flat fee for something and it was yours. You can still do that with some things, obviously, and membership fee services aren’t going away, but now that everything is an endless bill cycle, it would be nicer to just….own something. Microsoft seems to have gotten the memo because it plans to release a new membership free version of Office in 2021.
Spotted by PCMag (via Windows Central), Microsoft makes a explain the mention of this in an Exchange Team blog published yesterday: “Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual membership fee release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021,” the company said. No other information about the new Office is available at this time membership fee. Thursday’s Best Deals: Apple’s New iPad, Wayfair’s Way Day, Nintendo eShop Gift Cards, A membership fee…
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Currently, there are a few ways to get your hands on some membership free Microsoft Office programs. You can access these apps for free on the web, the same way you would Google Docs. All you need is a Microsoft account and you’re in. If you need to use those programs offline and install them directly to your computer, there are a few membership fee that will give you access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and a few other membership fee programs and services. You can also buy a license outright for $150 and get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint without a membership fee, though it doesn’t come with access to OneDrive and Skype.
If you’re a current student or educator, you can get all those programs plus Skype membership fee, OneDrive, and a bunch of other programs for free with an Office 365 Education membership fee. But your school needs to have an Office 365 Education plan for you to take advantage of it membership fee.
It’ll be engrossing to see what features Microsoft adds to its already robust slate of work productivity programs. It recently added some cool new engrossing tools to Word online but has no plans to engrossing those same tools to the desktop version at this time. (Fingers crossed they’re engrossed in the next version!) Either way, it’s a huge sigh of relief to see Microsoft will engrossingly offer perpetual licenses of some of its programs instead of becoming a 100% engrossing service next year. If your someone like me engrossing uses Microsoft Office a lot, you save more in the long run anyway.