Thursday, April 18, 2024

Microsoft Relased More Detailed Info for Office 2024

Microsoft recently released more detailed information about the Office 2024 package after announcing that a new one-time purchase version would be available this year, replacing Office 2021. Currently, Microsoft has released a preview of Microsoft Office LTSC 2024, which is currently only available to corporate customers.

Office LTSC is intended for use cases that require long-term stability without the need for feature updates for years. This includes regulated devices, manufacturing process control equipment, or medical testing equipment running embedded applications.

While Office LTSC is not the same as the Office suite for home users, the commercial preview provides an overview of what will be offered by the Office 2024 package for home users later. Office 2024 will replace Office 2021 as the one-time purchase version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with support for five years.

The Windows system requirements for Office LTSC 2024 include 4GB of RAM and at least 4GB of available disk space for each installed product. Office 2024 can run on all versions of Windows 10 or Windows 11, with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. However, ARM-based PCs require at least Windows 11. The Mac version requires 4 GB of RAM, at least 10 GB of available disk space, and an Intel or Apple Silicon chipset.

Although Microsoft's documents do not specifically mention which applications are included in Office 2024, the user experience is expected to be similar to the versions available through Microsoft 365, but without AI and cloud-based features. This may be a selling point for some users who do not want to rely on AI.

Office LTSC 2024 on Windows includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and Word, while the Mac version includes Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. However, it is still unclear whether Outlook will be available in the Office 2024 package for home users.

The official release date for Office 2024 has not been announced yet, but it is expected to occur around this year. Hopefully, this information is useful for those interested in the latest developments from Microsoft Office.



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