Microsoft revealed that Office 2022 the Lifetime version of Office will be available for Windows, Mac OS next year.
Microsoft recommends Microsoft 365 subscription which is always up-to-date productivity suite of tools and services. For those who just want to pay once and use lifetime are still using Office 2019. Microsoft recently confirmed in a news post by the Exchange team that “Office 2019 will also see a new Office 2022 perpetual release for both Windows and Mac OS in the second half of 2021.”
Most of the users now prefer to use Office applications via a Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365) subscription. This includes benefits like 1TB OneDrive storage etc, but some business users still prefer to purchase a perpetual license. As of today, a perpetual license for Microsoft Office 2019 is priced at ₹25,499 for businesses, and ₹7,799 for personal users and students.
What is Office 2022 Perpetual License?
Office 2022 perpetual license means it is a lifetime license with an up-front payment, as part of a volume licensing deal, rather than a “subscription model” by paying monthly fees. It can be installed in one device PC or Mac. A perpetual license provides the access to run the Office applications as long as the user wants, even after Microsoft stops providing security updates if the user is willing to take security risks.
Currently, There’s no such update regarding the Microsoft Office 2022 name, price, or availability. But it may end up being called Office 2022. Likely we’ll see the Office 2022 Home and Business retail editions also.
Office 2019 is the latest perpetual version of Microsoft’s Office suite available for Windows and macOS. Microsoft Office 2019, customers get a bundled package of office apps like Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Skype for Business.
Most of the product-based technology companies are moving towards a subscription-based model instead of a perpetual license. Techrika believes that will Microsoft will make Office 2022 version less attractive in terms comparison, pricing, or access to services.