An introductory guide to Microsoft Office 2021

Microsoft Office, knowingly and unknowingly, has played a major role in everyone’s life and is an important part of adjusting us around technology. Mostly, all of us have worked on computers (desktops) by Microsoft when we were kids. And over time, technology shifted on the upward slope, which demanded the brand to improve and innovate its operating system. We’ve been through a ton of updates in the last decade and here, in this read, we’ll be talking about the Microsoft Office 2021 (that is set for release soon). Well, you’ll learn about its release, update additions, download and installation details, and finally significant data on Office 2021 for Windows and Mac.

Microsoft Office 2021

Announcements and known facts- Microsoft Office 2021

Technology is escalating and we all know that evolving with it is our only option. And additionally, we like the lifestyle we get to lead with it- easy and fast. Therefore, this needs improvements in all the aspects of our lives, including operating systems that our electronic devices work on. And with that, we are here to discuss Microsoft Office 2021. The word has spread for quite some time now but it was not until a few days ago, that the company announced its launch or release date on the fifth day of October (5th of October 2021).

It is being said that the new version will have tons of added features in mostly each of the Microsoft applications. Getting it downloaded is not something to be worried about, it is quick, easy and free of any extra charges. That’s right, you do not have to renew your Office subscription to get updated to Microsoft Office 2021. You can get it for free on and begin the new Office tour. These improvements are made keeping in mind the new “work from home” and “hybrid work” culture that had changed requirements.

New added features with Microsoft Office 2021

This part of the read will walk you through the additional features that you get to enjoy with this new version of the Office operating system. Let’s take a look at a few Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) that have acquired new features with the update.

Microsoft Word

  • Windows- Better and more stock media, Microsoft Search (help in finding text- document and online, and use commands), added abilities with the Draw Tab.
  • Mac- Advanced page color support, Read-Aloud for natural sound and voice, the ability to save images and charts using SVG format, new stock media collection, and Microsoft search.

Microsoft Excel

  • Windows- Analyzing tools to improve performance, new stock media, expanded Draw Tab options, support for the OpenDocument format, and more.
  • Mac- All the above-mentioned features and a Watch Window for effective inspection, auditing, formula confirmation and calculation of results.

Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Windows- Record Slide Show option compatible with laser pointer recording and presenter video recording, ink stroke replay, Microsoft Search, new tools and ways to make element arrangements on slides for all screen readers, and so much more.
  • Mac- Huge refresh (visually), accessibility to creating animated GIFs from slideshows, Sketched style outline, and using SVG format for saving images and graphics.

Other added features of the new updated version

Before we go any further, you should know that the above section only focuses on the features added to the major applications for Microsoft Office 2021. But the company listed a number of applications from the cluster that has been updated with new and innovative features- Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and even OneNote. The changes implemented in these applications relate to formulas, templates, and datasets.

Other specifications for Windows and Mac

This section of the read will walk you through a few major specifications for the compatibility of Microsoft Office 2021 on Windows and Mac systems, let’s take a look at them:

  • It’ll be launched for both Windows and Mac at the same time.
  • On Windows, it’ll be only for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • On Mac, it’ll only be for the 64-bit versions.


Microsoft Office 2021, unlike any previous version, is set to provide the ultimate effectiveness and efficiency, catering to enterprise and education users. The detailed read above has been designed to focus on the very new update that is announced for launch, early in October this year. You get to know about the announcements, the changes or added features on the major Microsoft applications, and some specifics of its compatibility with Windows and Mac.

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