Microsoft is set to release a one-time purchase license for Office in 2021.
This could help fend off legal challenges from Slack if the updated Office suite isn’t bundled with Teams.
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Though Microsoft has been attempting to steer consumers toward its Microsoft 365 subscription service (previously named Office 365), the company announced this week that a perpetual license version of Office would be released for both Windows and Mac in the second half of 2021.
Microsoft could preempt Slack legal challenge with unbundled Office.
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Significantly, this shows Microsoft isn’t ready to abandon the one-time purchase software model, even if the future of enterprise software looks to be firmly rooted in Software as a Service (SaaS). Microsoft last released a