Microsoft Office comes in a subscription-free and one-time payment version.
In a blog post announcing the next version of Exchange Server by Microsoft, it was shared that a subscription-free Microsoft Office version is also on the way. In the statement, it is stated that Office will see a new permanent version for both Windows and Mac in the second half of 2021. In this sense, those who do not want to pay subscription fees for Office applications will be satisfied.
Next year, the new version of Office will only be available for a one-time payment. The company has been providing access to Microsoft 365 and Office applications for years. In the subscription-based version, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications can be used with monthly payments. It is also possible to use some of these applications online for free, without installing your Microsoft account on your computer.
Those who want to pay one-time payments for Office applications can do so for Office 2019. For a long time, it remained unclear whether this would be a permanent version and whether Microsoft would switch to the subscription-only model for the Office suite. Fortunately, that won’t be the case anymore. Pricing and availability of the new perpetual version are not yet clear.