For sure, Office 2021 Will Be Named Office LTSC! – Some time ago Microsoft in its official page announced that the next version of Office is ready to launch as part of the commercial preview, and you know, it turns out that rumors about the naming of Office is true and may happen.
Yep, it was previously rumored that for Windows users, Microsoft Office (non Microsoft 365) who have a license forever, is not named Microsoft Office 2021, but will be named Microsoft Office LTSC (Office LTSC) for Windows, this is confirmed by Microsoft itself in the following page.
“Today we’re pleased to announce the commercial preview of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for Windows and Office 2021 for Mac. The next perpetual version of Office for commercial customers is built specifically for organizations running regulated devices that cannot accept feature updates for years at a time, process control devices that are not connected to the internet in manufacturing facilities, and specialty systems that must stay locked in time and require a long-term servicing channel. Office LTSC will provide the familiar productivity tools you have experienced with Office 2019, now with faster performance and expanded accessibility. You can preview Office LTSC and Office 2021 for Mac starting today. “
And if you notice, the one that will bring the year number is Office 2021 for mac only, while for Windows it will bring ltsc at the end of the sentence.
Meanwhile, regarding the features presented, office LTSC will reportedly bring a number of features that have been released for Microsoft 365 such as the new XLOOKUP in Excel, and others. Another big change from the app is that Microsoft Teams will now be installed by default, replacing Skype for Bussinees.
This latest version of Microsoft Office can be installed on the following OS,
- Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel
- Windows 10 LTSC 2019
- Windows Server 2019
That said, since it’s still a preview, it’s possible that this naming will change again.