Microsoft Office 2021

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Microsoft Office 2021
Initial releaseOctober 5, 2021 / 2108 (16.0.14326.20454)
Stable release(s) [±]
Retail2210 (16.0.15831.20190) / December 6, 2022; 3 days ago (2022-12-06)[1]
Volume-licensed (LTSC)2108 (16.0.14332.20416) / November 8, 2022; 31 days ago (2022-11-08)[1]
Office for Mac16.67 (22111300) / November 15, 2022; 24 days ago (2022-11-15)[2]
Operating systemWindows 10 version 1809 or later
Windows 11
Windows Server 2019 or later
macOS Catalina or later
Platformx86, x64, ARM64
Included withMicrosoft 365
PredecessorMicrosoft Office 2019 (2018)
Available in102 languages[3]
List of languages
  • Full (40): English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Latin), Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin, Serbia), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Partial (51): Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani (Latin), Bangla (Bangladesh), Bangla (Bengali India), Basque (Basque), Belarusian, Bosnian (Latin), Catalan, Dari, Filipino, Galician, Georgian, Gujarati, Icelandic, Irish, Kannada, Khmer, KiSwahili, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian (Republic of Macedonia), Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nepali, Norwegian Nynorsk, Odia, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Quechua, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia), Sindhi (Arabic), Sinhala, Tamil, Tatar (Cyrillic), Telugu, Turkmen (Latin), Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Latin), Valencian, Welsh
  • Proofing only (11): Hausa, Igbo, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kinyarwanda, Pashto, Romansh, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Wolof, Yoruba
TypeOffice suite

Microsoft Office 2021 (Third perpetual release of Office 16) is a version of the Microsoft Office suite of applications for the Microsoft Windows and macOS operating systems. It was released on October 5, 2021, along with Windows 11, and replaced Office 2019. In October 2022, Microsoft announced that Office 2021 would be the last version of Microsoft Office as its components will eventually be rebranded as Microsoft 365 in 2023.

Office 2021 remains same major version 16 as previous versions of Office; it introduces new dynamic arrays, XLOOKUP[4] features for Excel, full dark mode support and performance improvements.[5][6][7] Support for retail versions of Office 2021 will end on October 13, 2026; unlike older versions of Office, there is no extended support period.[8]


The office suites updates includes better support for the OASIS OpenDocument file format. The version update adds features to let function, has better search for XMatch function, dynamic arrays, XLOOKUP.[9] It enhances Ink for Translate in Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint.


  1. ^ a b "Update history for Office LTSC 2021 and Office 2021". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Update history for Office for Mac". Microsoft Docs. Microsoft. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Language Accessory Pack for Office". Microsoft. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "XLOOKUP Function". Microsoft. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  5. ^ "Microsoft rolls out Windows 11; Office 2021 in line: Here's how to upgrade". Hindustan Times. October 5, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  6. ^ Gralla, Preston (October 6, 2021). "What's new in Office 2021?". Computerworld. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Microsoft Office 2021 starts at $150 and arrives on October 5th". Engadget. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Office 2021". Microsoft Docs. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  9. ^ "What's new in Office 2021". Microsoft. Retrieved October 21, 2021.