During this 2021, Microsoft has surprised all its users with some announcements related to its operating services, especially Windows. For starters, the company founded by Bill Gates wowed fans of its operating system with the launch of the Windows 11 trial, on June 28 . This new version has been considered the most important change of Microsoft in the last six years, after the launch of Windows 10 in 2015.
This new proposal from the technology giant can be translated into an opening to the current world, even allowing the Microsoft Store (the company’s virtual store) to have in its catalog applications and programs from direct competitors such as Google (with Android) and Apple .
“Today, the world needs a more open platform, one that allows applications to become platforms in their own right (…) Windows is a platform where things that are bigger than Windows can be born ,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Also, the manager explained that this new option can also be added to developers or programming companies not so well known, this in order to “democratize” the creation and access to new software within Windows.
On the other hand, Windows 365 was also launched , an operating system whose differential is being able to access it through the cloud. That is, anyone who has a subscription to this product will only need a stable internet connection to take their computer virtually anywhere.
“Windows 365 combines the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a PC to improve the agility and productivity of teams and organizations, ” said Director of Program Management for Windows 365, Scott Manchester.
Now, the news that transcends this September 16 is the date on which Microsoft will release Office 2021 , one of the most important suites in the history of modern computing.
The updated version of this software, which includes high-caliber programs such as Word, Excel or Power Point, will be released on October 5 , at least in its standard version, for both Windows and Mac.
However, although we still have to wait a couple of weeks for Microsoft Office 2021 to reach all computers in the world, this Thursday Microsoft launched the long-term service version of this suite, known as Office LTSC.
“Earlier this year, we previewed the Microsoft Office Long-Term Service Channel (LTSC) for Windows and macOS. Today, we announced the general availability of this next perpetual version of Office for business and government customers , ”said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president, Microsoft 365.
What is Office LTSC?
In the words of Spataro, with this version of Microsoft Office what is sought is to cover “specific scenarios” such as those in which there are “ regulated devices that cannot accept function updates, process control devices in the manufacturing plant and systems. specialized companies that cannot connect to the internet ”.
In this way, with this option, all companies or people who have computers with low internet access or the updates provided through this network, can have a complete Office 2021 package without having to contract with Microsoft 365, the suite of the company exercised from its cloud.
“While it offers performance improvements and expanded accessibility, it will not offer the cloud-based capabilities of Microsoft 365 applications, such as real-time collaboration and AI-driven automation in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as security capabilities. and compliance that provide more confidence in a hybrid world ”, concluded Spataro, through an official statement from the company.