People who prefer to pay-once for Office will have a new option in 2021:
What you need to know
- A new perpetual release of Microsoft Office will arrive in the second half of 2021.
- Perpetual versions of Office don't require a subscription.
- The name, price, and exact release date of the next perpetual version of Office is not known at this time.
Microsoft briefly announced that a new perpetual version of Office is on the way in the second half of 2021. Perpetual licenses for Office require you to pay just once rather than requiring a subscription.